The best resource to develop your team, and yourself as a manager. And it’s FREE.

blog Oct 22, 2019

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” –Tom Peters

In my 20+ years managing people in small businesses this is by far the best resource to develop yourself and your team of managers. I have not come across a resource anywhere near as comprehensive or as valuable as this. And it’s free.

Check out Manager Tools. Bookmark the site and set up your podcast software to grab their weekly casts. Act now.

Browse through the site and forums to see if these are useful for you. I’ve found the most valuable part is the weekly Manager Tools podcasts. Mark and Mike also started the Careers Tools podcasts for employees to manage and develop their own career. Be sure to duck into that list now-and-then to see if there are any relevant casts for you and your team.

The “Management Trinity” is a must, and where to start:

  • one-on-one’s
  • feedback
  • delegation 
  • coaching

Yes, they can count, but they say ‘Trinity’ sounds better.

My only caveat with these wonderful casts is that Mark and Mike have big business experience, at Procter & Gamble and other large corporations.

This website is all about growing a small business, so some of the Manager Tools content (e.g. politics, managing your career, moving between firms etc) isn’t relevant to you as a small business owner. I almost always get at least one nugget from each cast. They are an invaluable resource in developing yourself and your managers to be a more effective manager.