Category: Leadership

Learn how to interview (for first-time people manager)

learn how to interview for first time people manager

It’s only a matter of time before you’re asked to do interviews as a people manager in order to grow your team or company. I have coached several managers who can nail interviews for fresh graduates but struggle when it comes to assessing candidates with a few years of working experience under their belt. This…

Capacity planning tips for team leader

Capacity planning in this context means understanding the maximum amount of work your team can handle within a given period and proposing an adjustment to headcounts accordingly. The basics sound simple: In practice, it can be a lot more complicated, especially for new managers. Common mistakes are: As a result, for new managers, it happens…

Anyone can learn anything

We were born equal. Unless there are severe issues with the physical brain, I firmly believe that given enough time and guidance, anyone can learn anything they want. But they may learn the same thing differently. For example, Christian (not his real name) makes the mistake of assuming that his new team members learn the…

Setting high expectations for your team members

Setting high expectations for your team members is one of the most important things a team leader can do. By having high expectations, you are sending the message that you believe in your team and that you expect them to achieve great things. This can motivate team members to work harder and achieve more than…