How to write a self-evaluation that will impress your boss (with examples)

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Reading Time: 10 minutes Would you rather listen to a conversation on this topic? Feel free to listen to our podcast👇 Let me guess: You’re here because your boss sent you a self evaluation form as part of your performance review, and you’ve been staring at it for 15 minutes, unable to write a single word. Your hesitation is […]

4 Strategies to Have More Effective One-on-One Meetings

Reading Time: 6 minutes One-on-ones can and should be some of your most valuable workplace interactions. Effective one-on-one meetings are essential to keep your team engaged and productive. They’re where you build relationships and loyalty. They’re where you and your team members have the conversations you couldn’t have in front of the rest of the team. But seizing the […]

Conflict Resolution Tips for Employees Who Don’t Get Along

Reading Time: 8 minutes When two team members don’t get along, it can make your grownup workplace feel more like a middle school classroom. People gossip and take sides, morale suffers, and managers get caught in the middle. We’re here to give you some conflict resolution tips to handle issues between team members. Our strategy starts with getting a […]

Announcing: All new goal tracking in Uptick

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Reading Time: 5 minutes We’re excited to announce that we’ve completely overhauled goal tracking in Uptick and its ready for you to use today! When we set out to build our goal tracking tools, we didn’t want just another basic goals tool. We wanted something that would help us with our own goal tracking. Like many managers, we’ve struggled […]

3 Professional Development Plan Templates

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Reading Time: 6 minutes If reducing employee turnover and increasing engagement are a concern for your company, then you need to have professional development plans. Research shows that a lack of advancement opportunities is one of the primary reasons people quit their jobs. Conversely, companies that emphasize career development rank much higher for employee engagement. What is a professional […]

5 One-On-One Meeting Templates for Effective Managers

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Reading Time: 7 minutes One-on-one meeting templates create a solid foundation for more effective check-ins with your team members. As a manager, one-on-ones are among your most powerful tools for effectively communicating with your team. They let you align on big-picture goals, keep an eye on employee engagement and connect with your team. We’ve put together 5 one-on-one meeting […]

How to Be A Good Manager, According to 7 Team Leads

Reading Time: 9 minutes Asking “how to be a good manager” is a lot like asking “how to be a good person” in that there isn’t a single right answer that applies to everybody. That’s truer now than ever before, when our rapidly evolving world and work culture are changing the very definition of what it means to be […]

Best Management Articles for New Managers, According to Managers

Reading Time: 7 minutes We’ve gathered a list of the best management articles for new managers, as recommended by managers with years of experience supporting a variety of teams. The articles we’ve included provide key takeaways and action items so new managers can feel confident in their roles and quickly build rapport with their teams. Consider this list your […]

6 Buddy Program Do’s and Don’ts

Reading Time: 6 minutes Buddy programs have become a staple of many companies’ onboarding experiences because they eliminate that “new kid at school” feeling by helping new hires connect with and feel supported by their fellow team members as they adjust to their new roles. When Microsoft piloted their 600-member buddy program they discovered that 56% of new team […]

How to Manage Managers and Bring Out Their Best Skills

Reading Time: 5 minutes When it comes to knowing how to manage managers, you need to recognize that middle managers play a special role in your company. One of the challenges middle managers face is that they have to be both followers and leaders: One second they’re directing their team, and the next they’re reporting to upper management. Harvard […]