1.   7 Things Every New Manager Should Do In Their First Month on the Job

Our most popular blog ever by far, it’s a play-by-play of the things any manager should do during the first 30 days of their job. Tasks include developing professional relationships with your staff (not friendships), clarifying expectations with your boss and setting expectations with your team.

For new managers, it’s a must-read. But what if you aren’t a new manager? Well, it’s still a must-read – you want to make sure you’ve checked all seven off the list. If you haven’t, it isn’t too late to start.

  1. Vocal Elements of Communication in Leadership

If you are on your way to becoming a new manager or would like to learn the fundamentals of how to become a better manager then this will be the ideal course for you. This course will focus on the essential requirements needed to execute managing for the first time if you are a newly qualified manager and will also allow you to gain knowledge of the skills needed for leading a new team effectively if you are a newly promoted manager.

  1.   Why You Should Coach Your Employees (And How to Do It)

Great managers are great coaches. Unfortunately, not every manager learns how to effectively coach.

This article solves that. It gives you specific instructions on how to coach your employees, which is essential for getting the absolute most out of them.

  1. Extreme Leadership:

This management blog is courtesy of Steve Farber, author of Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership and The Radical Edge: Another Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership. Farber knows how to reach an audience, and has a penchant for simple analogies that make understanding complex business strategies a snap. He also focuses on addressing flaws in order to manage them rather than hide them. It’s a bold, but upbeat leadership blog.

  1.   People Hate Micromanagers. Here Are 3 Tips to Not Being One

One of the biggest mistakes bosses make is that they don’t delegate enough. Not only does this suck up all their time and prevent them from thinking strategically, it also causes resentment among their employees and curbs development.

Managers micromanage because they haven’t mastered the skill of delegating. This article gives you three rules to follow you that ensure you delegate effectively and avoid being a micromanager.

  1. N2Growth Blog:

N2Growth provides news and commentary on leadership, management, and business from CEO coach and entrepreneur Mike Myatt and other contributors. This is a hub site for a dynamic range of leadership schools and ideas, connecting a deep web of advanced strategies best suited to the entrepreneur with some experience under their belt, looking to go to the next level.

  1.   You Have 7 Seconds to Make a Good First Impression. Here’s How to Do It.

The last thing you want as a leader is for your message to be lost because you have bad body language.

Well, this article aims to fix that. Using advice from our Body Language for Leaders course, it provides step-by-step instructions on having great body language each time you meet someone new.

  1.   Want to Be a Great Boss in 5 Years? You Need to Learn These Skills

Last but not least, a boss’s job – like every other job – is always changing. The skills that make you a good boss today won’t necessarily be the skills that’ll make you a good boss tomorrow.

Enter this article. Using advice from leadership experts, we identified the skills great bosses are going to need to master in five years – and the courses that teach them.

9. Lighthouse

The Lighthouse blog is 100% focused on making you a better manager. And it applies to managers for all types of teams, not just software. Learn how to Give Constructive Feedback, Ensure a New Manager Succeeds, and avoid 5 Common Mistakes Managers Make with Remote Employees.

10. How to Win Friends & Influence PeopleDale Carnegie

In this highly recommended classic, Dale Carnegie provides simple and straightforward tactics to deal with difficult people, make people like you, win people to your way of thinking, and change people without offending them. It may feel somewhat like common sense but it’s surprising at how many people fail to employ the techniques in this book. Our favorite chapters are You Can’t Win an Argument and Talk About Your Own Mistakes First.