Do you need a better way to manage your team and help them succeed without micro-managing?
When you were promoted to a manager role, you were excited about your new responsibilities. You thought it would give you more control, freedom, and flexibility.
Instead you find yourself working harder and less satisfied than ever and taking your unhappiness home.
Your team seems unengaged and doing little more than checking in and out each day and show few signs of developing. You’re not sure what to do and find yourself either micro-managing or doing work they should be doing instead of doing your own.
You could replace the people on your team, but that is expensive, time-consuming, and risky. You’re pretty sure there’s a better way, but haven’t found a resource that helps you get the results you’re looking for.
The secret to being an effective leader with a strong team is building trust-based relationships.
Sounds too simple, right? But here’s what a lot of managers miss:
- You shouldn’t treat others the way you want to be treated, you should treat them the way they want to be treated.
- Any person can be successful once you understand their core motivations.
- Trying to understand why someone’s performance is struggling and addressing the core issues is significantly more effective than coming down hard on people.
- Systematic mentoring can keep everyone on the track to success.
- Each person is unique and needs to be managed likewise.
Negative reinforcement will never work and positive reinforcement will never, by itself, create the change you’re looking for. The secret is building trust.
Are you ready to build an unstoppable team that you don’t have to micro-manage?
I help IT managers who realize that they need help finding success with their role, reduce their workload and stress, motivate and develop their team, feel confident in their ability to manage a team, and feel like they had a massive impact every day.
Let’s work together to:
- Build trust-based leadership skills
- Create confidence that you can manage each employee effectively.
- Understand each employee so each one can be successful.
So, who am I? That's a complicated question. Professionally, I've been in almost every IT role imaginable over the past 20 years. I've been a developer, a Tech lead, a Manager, a Director, a CIO, and a whole bunch of other things. I've done both the ops side and the dev side.
Outside of professionally, I love video games, coffee, beer, bacon, cheese, and pretty much anything outdoors. I earned my blackbelt in taekwondo, am a horrible golfer, and a decent bowler. I love coffee so much that I owned a specialty coffee shop for a while where we helped kids aging out of the foster care system learn job skills. I love audible books and have listened to almost every novel Orson Scott Card has put out, but I am also a non-fiction fanatic.
What else? I am married, have 6 kids, an adorable granddaughter, and a Master's degree in Theology. My wife and I are both parent trainers and love the brain science behind it all.