Give a Man a Fish

As I read Trevor Noah's Born a Crime, I was struck by his comment regarding the "give a man a fish" saying. Yes, when we teach a man to fish, it gives that person food for a lifetime, and yet, sometimes, it's important, and perhaps even necessary, to also give that person a fishing pole/rod. In...

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Promoted to Supervise Your Former Peers?

So, you’ve been promoted to manager/supervisor. Congratulations! You’re excited and apprehensive at the same time. What can you do now to ensure your success? As an individual contributor, you had to manage your own job-related tasks, and likely also interface with other members of your team or...

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Ask Alice: I Just Got Promoted!

Dear Alice: I’ve just accepted a director level position in a new organization. What can I do to ensure my acceptance and success in this new role at a new place? Alice Says: Congratulations! You have a great opportunity here to establish yourself as a valuable member of the organization!...

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Aiming for a Promotion?

Increasing numbers of young people are expecting to get promoted after only a short period of time. What does it take, regardless of age, to earn a promotion and how can a supervisor support and develop an employee who is not yet ready for a step up the ladder? In order to qualify for a promotion,...

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