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What to focus on when managing a growing team (Part 1)

What to focus on when managing a growing team (Part 1)

Focus means not just saying “yes,” but saying “no” too. Say “yes” to these 3 things and “no& ...
21 questions to ask when taking over a new team

21 questions to ask when taking over a new team

As a new leader, get your bearings with these critical questions to ask when taking over a new team. A new leader recently asked me, & ...
Announcing: KYT has a new look! πŸŽ‰

Announcing: KYT has a new look! πŸŽ‰

Ready for an even more convenient + user-friendly experience? We thought so. πŸ˜ƒ We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched ...
We’re hiring a Customer Support Specialist

We’re hiring a Customer Support Specialist

Dear customer support specialist who cares about doing meaningful work, If your dream is to help people have a positive experience with a ...
Now live πŸ₯³  Our Performance Review Alternative

Now live πŸ₯³ Our Performance Review Alternative

If you’ve never been a fan of performance reviews, our tool + guide are for you.Β  Reviews are for books, movies, and restaurants. ...
5 most meaningful questions to ask in a performance review as a leader

5 most meaningful questions to ask in a performance review as a leader

Meaningful feedback can come when we focus on these five questions to ask in a performance review. With performance review season upon, ...
How to give better employee performance reviews? Don’t.

How to give better employee performance reviews? Don’t.

Our take on how to give better employee performance reviews – and what to consider instead. “How to give better employee ...
Hybrid working environment: 4 practices to create a positive culture

Hybrid working environment: 4 practices to create a positive culture

Rather than succumb to a fragmented culture, here are 4 key practices to set the foundation for a positive, cohesive hybrid working ...
How to hold employees accountable without micromanaging them

How to hold employees accountable without micromanaging them

Yes, it’s possible. Here are 9 practices for how to increase team accountability without squashing your team morale. If you’ ...
Motivating employees to go above and beyond

Motivating employees to go above and beyond

Here are 7 practices focused on creating the right environment for motivating employees to go above and beyond. Imagine the best team&# ...
How to coach an employee who is performing well

How to coach an employee who is performing well

Focus on these 3 areas for how to coach an employee who is performing well. When we think about coaching employees, we often focus on how ...
The 3 Stay Conversations:  The best way to improve employee retention

The 3 Stay Conversations: The best way to improve employee retention

Improve employee retention by having these three one-on-one meetings with your staff once a month. We all want to improve employee ...
How to retain employees without money? Focus on this.

How to retain employees without money? Focus on this.

No, not salary, perks, or promotions. The answer to how to retain employees lies in the work itself. Everyone is quitting. Or at least, ...
Global Manager Learning Path:  Our 1-year leadership training program for new managers

Global Manager Learning Path: Our 1-year leadership training program for new managers

If you’ve always wanted to deepen your leadership skills, apply to the Fall 2021 cohort of our Global Manager Learning Path. β€œI’ve ...
What’s the most important leadership principle?

What’s the most important leadership principle?

The more years as I spend as a leader, the more I realize that the most important leadership principle is one I ignore all too often. The ...
Leadership anxiety:  How to lead when you experience it

Leadership anxiety: How to lead when you experience it

You’re not alone in feeling leadership anxiety. Here’s what to keep in mind when you feel it, and how to move forward. A wave ...
How to manage former peers as a new manager

How to manage former peers as a new manager

As daunting as it can seem, here’s how to manage former peers that can perpetuate a healthy team dynamic. With your new promotion, ...
How political should I let my team be?

How political should I let my team be?

There’s been much talk about the degree to which political conversation in the workplace should happen. As a manager, here are a ...
Stop Asian hate.

Stop Asian hate.

In the wake of the murders of Asian women, we as leaders have agency and leverage to stop hate. “How are you doing lately, Claire?& ...
Remote leadership training:  How to best support your remote managers

Remote leadership training: How to best support your remote managers

Here are the 7 topics and 5 formats your remote leadership training should include for your new managers. “What should I consider ...
Introducing:  KYT for Enterprise

Introducing: KYT for Enterprise

Know Your Team is now available for organizations with 1,000+ people. Support hundreds of managers in your organization with our tools ...
5 communication best practices for remote teams

5 communication best practices for remote teams

Here are the most imperative – and most overlooked – communication best practices for remote teams. An endless barrage of Zoom meetings. ...
How to build team morale remotely

How to build team morale remotely

12 practices for how to build team morale remotely in the long-term, not as a short-term enthusiasm blip. Now, more than ever, the ...
Giving feedback remotely

Giving feedback remotely

Here are 5 practices for giving feedback remotely that help encourage behavior change even at a distance. “Lost in translation&; ...
The 13 best questions to ask during the remote onboarding process

The 13 best questions to ask during the remote onboarding process

Want to get the remote onboarding process right? Be sure to incorporate these 13 questions. I won’t bury the lede: The one thing& ...
Introducing: Work Preferences Survey in our Icebreakers 🀝

Introducing: Work Preferences Survey in our Icebreakers 🀝

Understand your team’s working styles with our Work Preferences Survey in our Icebreakers, so you can all work better together. Do ...
How to recognize remote employees in a way that doesn’t feel artificial

How to recognize remote employees in a way that doesn’t feel artificial

Yes, we know employee recognition is important. But how to recognize remote employees in a way that feels authentic? Here are 6 ...
Introducing Shout-outs πŸ“£: The easiest way to give positive recognition in the workplace.

Introducing Shout-outs πŸ“£: The easiest way to give positive recognition in the workplace.

Positive recognition in the workplace doesn’t have to be sterile nor contrived. We’ve made it easy to do well (especially ...
New manager training:  The 4 concepts to teach

New manager training: The 4 concepts to teach

To elevate your new managers, here are the exact 4 areas to include in your new manager training. “How exactly do I get new manager ...
“What can I do?”

“What can I do?”

You may be asking yourself this as a manager, right now. I am too. My heart is breaking. Yours might be too. Last week was a reminder of ...
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