#bestmanagerever Newsletter Issue 2

Manager resources so 🔥 you might need oven mitts.


If you enjoyed issue #1 of the #bestmanagerever newsletter, you’re in luck. Today’s issue is once again filled to the brim with the most useful and impactful manager-related content on the internet. Are you ready? 

Managers, this is for you 👇

Read this:

Questions are a manager's best friend. Whether in a 1:1 conversation, a team meeting, or asynchronously, asking the right questions to your team is the key to identifying and solving problems, setting clear expectations, and finding areas for growth. 

There’s one area of question-asking that is often overlooked: The questions you should be asking yourself. Research by First Round Review has shown that the most high-impact managers make a habit of self-reflection.

If you want to start a habit of self-reflection but don’t know where to start, read this.

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No two people on your team are the same. Some will make your job easy, others…not so much. Leading difficult employees is a (mostly) inevitable part of every manager’s career journey. When working with a challenging direct report, remember that you’re not alone. Ask your own boss for advice (they’ve likely been there before) or turn to other managers in your network to see how they would approach the situation if they were in your shoes.

If you’re struggling dealing with a challenging employee, watch this.

Check this out:

“I just got made a manager, what should I do first?” That, my friend, is a million-dollar question. Fortunately for you, we found a million-dollar answer.

If you’re a new manager (or an experienced manager in a new role) looking for a day-one framework to successfully lead your team, check this out.

Try this:

Everybody has things that drive them, that motivate them to jump out of bed in the morning and do their best work. 

Knowing what drives you can change the way you approach work. Knowing what motivates the people on your team will change the way you lead each one of them. It will help you reach a new level of personal connection that you can use to achieve team results you hadn’t thought possible.

If you’ve never had a conversation with your team members about what drives them, but you want to, try this.

Get this:

CLICK CLACK CLICK CLACK. What’s that sound? Is it a tap dancer playing hopscotch? A horse on a hardwood floor? Nope, that’s the sound of you typing notes during a Zoom meeting.

If you have a noisy keyboard and a habit of taking notes during video calls, get this.

Oh, and don’t forget this.

See you 'round the 🔥 ,


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