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Stop Making Work Your Identity

In her most recent Psychology Today post, Wake Forest alumna and VP for Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development Allison McWilliams (’95) considers how think about the work that we do. Rather than letting our work become our identity, McWilliams suggests that we […]

Annual Planning in Uncertain Times: 6 Tactics for Rethinking Your Company’s End-of-Year Exercise

In this article from First Round Review, learn new ways to approach the often dreaded task of strategic annual planning with your work team. From setting NCT’s (Narratives, Commitments, and Tasks) to determining how you’ll measure success and what you want to stop doing, […]

Managing Expectations (For Yourself and Your Team)

In this podcast episode author and speaker Todd Henry talks about the impacts of missed and conflicting expectations on personal and professional life. Everyone is living out their own assumptions, which means that “ghost rules,” or invisible and possibly unfounded narratives, emerge. This […]

Managing Well: Building Relationships for (More) Effective Teams

By Allison McWilliams (’95), Ph.D., Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University We often think about management as a team sport. We manage a team, grow a team, set team goals, talk about the importance of “being a team player,” […]

Relational Power is the New Currency of Hybrid Work 

Relational needs at work typically begin with the manager-employee relationship. In this June 2022 article from the MIT Sloan Management Review, the authors’ research “revealed that to be successful in the new world of work, managers cannot depend only on hierarchical position as the […]

How Fast Feedback Fuels Performance

Gallup provides helpful data insights on trends in the workplace, including this piece on feedback at work. In a recent survey, Gallup found that employees who receive more regular feedback are more engaged. Additionally, this article reveals that the most effective feedback is timely […]

16 Tips to Transform Employee Performance Evaluations in 2022

With so many employees working in both remote and hybrid office environments, many managers are thinking through what performance reviews should look like in the year ahead. In this article from Forbes, human resources professionals offer up tips for managers on how to approach […]

The Best Leaders Are Feedback Magnets – Here’s How to Become One

In this article from First Round, Shivani Berry gives advice for leaders and managers (really for all of us!) on how to solicit and receive feedback from colleagues and employees. Berry suggests that there are two specific reasons why feedback is critical for leaders: […]

Scaffolding Skills for Effective Management

By Allison McWilliams (’95), Ph.D., Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University Beyond the actual work tasks, the product you’re churning out, and the measurable goals you and your team are working to achieve, there is a critically important role […]

Great Managers Matter More Than Ever

Research has demonstrated that effective management is critical to people’s job satisfaction and overall health and well-being. And, overwhelmingly people report that that most stressful aspect of their job is their manager. Is it any wonder that people are looking to leave their jobs (if […]

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