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Invest in Your Future Leaders With a Better New Manager Training Program

Sprout Social Chief People Officer Maureen Calabrese explains how even the most time- and resource-strapped teams can put new managers in a position to navigate change and conflict, and drive team performance.

Recent Posts

3 Tips to Manage Remote Direct Reports

The growing trend of remote work presents a unique challenge for managers: navigating time zones as well as cultural and linguistic differences to properly manage a dispersed team.

How to Get More Out of Exit Interviews

Effective employee exit interviews provide a chance to learn what’s working and what’s not, maintain goodwill with company alumni, and get candid feedback.

The Risks of Being Too Nice of a Boss

Everyone wants to be liked, and that’s true even in the workplace. But being too nice can have greater consequences in the office than in your average social interaction.

Tips for Managing People Older Than You

As the average workforce age continues to rise and companies desperate to retain top talent promote employees earlier in their careers, managers often end up responsible for direct reports who are 10 or more years their senior. Some initial awkwardness might be inevitable, but the age difference doesn’t preclude a strong, productive relationship.

Should Your Goals Be Rigid or Flexible?

In this post, we'll help you determine if and when goals should be allowed to flex over time, and how to set expected outcomes when you’re not really sure what they should be.