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Lighthouse Pro: Actionable Manager Training that Levels up Your Leaders in 3 Essential Steps

Were you a natural leader when you started your management career? Or did you need some manager training, either formally, or self-directed to be effective in your new job? Very few people know how to become a great manager on their own. Instead, it’s through a lot of trial and error, reading, listening and learning […] The post Lighthouse Pro: Actionable...

How to Have Great Meetings: 10 Tips for Conducting Effective Meetings

Ever feel like you’re having too many meetings? Or like the meetings you are having are a waste of time and unproductive? The modern workplace is built on open, fast, and fluid communication, with meetings often at the center of everything; they convey status, allow your voice to be heard, update key leaders & decision […] The post How to Have...

Leadership Lessons: Why Jornaya found Lighthouse Lessons to be the Best Way to Grow their Leaders

Are you teaching your managers how to lead?  Do they know how to live the values of your company to help their team members be successful in their jobs? If you’re like a lot of leaders, teaching key leadership lessons is always on the bottom of your to do list and gets pushed off. However, […] The post Leadership Lessons: Why Jornaya found Lighthouse...

WovenTeams Podcast: One on ones for scaling software teams

Do you like listening to podcast interviews? Have questions about being a good manager in quarantine, or about having great 1 on 1s? Then, the interview of Jason Evanish, CEO of Get Lighthouse, on the WovenTeams “Scaling Software Teams” podcast is perfect for you. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to provide a working embed code, so […] The post WovenTeams...

The Definitive Answer: Who Really Owns a 1 on 1 Meeting?

Who really owns a 1 on 1 meeting? Is it the manager’s meeting? Is it the team member’s?  Who should be in charge of the agenda? If you read around, you’ll see people advocating for a lot of positions. I’ve seen some say, “It’s the team member’s meeting and their job to be adults and […] The post The Definitive Answer: Who Really Owns a 1 on 1 Meeting?...

Avoiding Employee Burnout: How to Help You & Your Team Thrive in Quarantine

How are you feeling right now? Like really…how are you doing? If you’re like most people I’ve spoken to, things are pretty rough with quarantine continuing. You may be feeling it, and there is likely some employee burnout on your team. An informal poll of my followers on Twitter showed that over 2/3rds of respondents […] The post Avoiding Employee...

How to Use Skip Level 1 on 1s to Majorly Improve Your Managers as a Senior Leader

Do you know how your managers are doing?  Would you be surprised if any of them suddenly had a few team members quit? Or maybe your spidey-sense is going off that something isn’t quite right with one of your teams, but you’re not sure why? The life of a senior leader is filled with challenges. […] The post How to Use Skip Level 1 on 1s to Majorly...

How to Work Remotely Like a Pro: Advice from a Veteran

Have you recently shifted to working remotely? Has it been a smooth process, or more of a bumpy ride? Getting into remote work is tricky. Making the switch from a regular co-located team to a fully remote team as many of us recently have had to do is particular difficult. Fortunately, these are well-known issues […] The post How to Work Remotely Like...

How to Get Status Updates Out of Your 1 on 1s (and what to focus on instead)

Question: What’s the biggest mistake managers make in their 1 on 1s? Answer: Filling them up with status and project updates. You can easily fill 30 to 60 minutes every week just talking about how your team member’s projects are going, and avoid all the important things that are best covered in a 1 on […] The post How to Get Status Updates Out of...

How to Do Layoffs Right: the step-by-step approach, even if you’re doing them remotely

Throughout the country and around the world, an unfortunate side effect of quarantine is hitting companies hard: major drops in revenue are forcing the difficult decision of layoffs and furloughs. According to a survey conducted by business research group, The Conference Board, more than half of US executives plan layoffs and furloughs due to the […]...

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