Inputs Vs. Outputs: Where Should Your Focus Lie As A Team Leader?

I was sitting in on a sales team meeting a few weeks ago, listening to them talk about how they […]

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The New World of Work Needs a New Type of Manager

Managers have a terrible reputation. In a recent survey, Monster.com found that nearly half of employees rated their boss as “horrible,” and more than 50 percent rated their boss a 1 or 2 on a scale of 1 to 5. Gallup’s State of the Am…

Join Katy Tynan at InteropITX

I had a fantastic time speaking at Interop last year on their 30th anniversary. This year the program looks better than ever! I’ll be leading a workshop on IT careers,… Read More →

The Culture Gap: How Owners and Employees Think Differently About Work

Work is a funny thing. We spend lots of time doing it, yet collectively we’re pretty unhappy with our jobs. Many of us had big dreams as kids, but unfortunately… Read More →

4 Ways To Avoid Unexpected Employee Turnover

The typical person changes jobs over 11 times in their career. With average tenures in the low single digits, turnover has become part of life. But you have the choice to be proactive. Keep surprises to a minimum, and you won’t be blindsided by unexpected employee turnover.

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Retaining Top Talent: 5 Things Employees Value More Than Money

Even if you have plenty of room in your budget to pay everyone on your team over and above market rates, money isn’t the only thing that keeps people happy and engaged at work.

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Goal Setting Is Still The Most Effective Way To Manage Performance

The more things change, the more one thing has remained the same. Goal setting (based on mutually agreed-upon goals) is still one of the most effective tools in the manager’s toolbox for managing performance.

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How Open Is Your Open-Door Policy?

An open-door policy is a good place to start when you’re looking to build a culture of open communication in an organization. But it shouldn’t be the only tool in your toolbox when you are looking for feedback.

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