An investigation into the joy and pain of fitting in: With this series, we’re exploring the pathologies, hierarchies, and quirks of female socialization from high school to the workplace and beyond. I had never been a boss before (unless you count being the editor of my college magazine for a year — which I don’t) … Continue reading How I Tried and Failed to Be a Cool Boss By Doree Shafrir
If you promote an immature employee into a management role too quickly just to fill a need, then you'll most likely find yourself babysitting the immaturity. Orphans don't manage other others too well. Save yourself a whole lot of grief and promote maturity before personality.
If you find yourself in a pinch needing a supervisor or manager to fill a role, you would do yourself and the employees a favor and throw away their resume. All one needs to look for is someone who isn't afraid to lead, but does so with a mind to coach their team with a parental … Continue reading What to look for in promoting someone to management