Yesterday, I dropped by Google NYC to talk with Paul Frantz, a Sales Director who is passionate about leadership and distilling complex concepts into something simple and digestible. Want to know the standout topic we covered? It was… "The 3 Pillars of a Great Manager”
Our consensus...if your manager is doing these three things, stick with her(!)...
She encourages you to learn
She challenges you to be the best version of yourself
She is committed to your future and upward mobility
If you manager doesn't do the above, don't count her out. Have a discussion about your career and gauge her commitment to you and your future. Upward mobility requires accountability from you both. Sit down with her to discuss your career, the areas you want to grow and where you want to grow and learn. This should help you increase manager engagement.
We also agreed, if you have an unhealthy relationship with your manager, it's time to find a new one. If you work at a good company, STAY THERE. Just start networking internally until you find your next home. And when you find that great manager, stick to her like glue.
I look forward to sharing more with you!
CEO @ TheForem.co