NH Blog - Articles on managers

Oct 28, 2020

What they don't tell you about becoming a manager

Why becoming a Manager can be so Challenging – What they Don’t Tell You! I recently came across a book by Aaron McDaniel called The Young Professional’s Guide to [...]

Jul 01, 2020

Ineffective goals

Damn straight...leaders that set ineffective goals work 24x7; leaders that set effective goals work 8x5...you choose. Why managers continue to set vague, subjective, [...]

Apr 15, 2021

Tips for managing your team throughout their stages of development

Managing a team throughout various stages of development can begin by looking at Tuckman and Jensen's four-phase model for achieving a high performing team. It’s [...]

Mar 04, 2021

HR for Non-HR Managers: Is the HR function necessary?

Do we need a HR function? All managers are expected to manage their staff effectively. Even where there is a HR department, managers are expected to cope with their [...]

Oct 29, 2020

Taking the emotion out of feedback

One of the greatest challenges managers face is how to give constructive feedback that results in their employee feeling positive and motivated to change their behaviour [...]

Apr 23, 2021

A new manager’s first conversations

To those who have just been promoted to a new managerial role, congratulations! For those of us who have been in such roles for some time, I’m sure we all have some [...]

Apr 03, 2021

Anatomy of a coach

Depending on your point of view, I had the good fortune or misfortune of going to a boys’ boarding school, where sport was a big deal. Lucky for me, I was okay at it and [...]

Mar 12, 2021

“Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!” said Bullwinkle the trainer

Some of you may remember the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, and how the moose keeps trying to draw a rabbit out of his hat but fails; drawing out a lion or a rhino instead. [...]

Feb 12, 2021

Footprints in the sand

There is an old but wonderful visual analogy of a man who goes up to heaven and finally meets God. The pair sits down to review the man’s life, but rather than having [...]

Dec 06, 2020

A Knotty Issue

Many times at New Horizons in the last seven and a half years of training people new to the role of a manager, I have received comments to the effect of “I wish my [...]

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