12 Signs a manager needs outside help

12 Signs a manager needs outside help

Some managers might tell you that knowing how to fix a people problem is an art form. At times though, such situations can benefit from outside perspectives. As a manager, how do you know when to try to fix a people problem on one of your teams vs. ask for outside help?

We asked members of Forbes Coaches Council below. Here’s what they said.

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Address Situations In Real Time

Don’t wait to escalate issues. Deal with situations in real time to navigate the truth of what is going on so you can understand the context. Use feedback loops for staying ahead of problems within your teams. Never assume. Take concerns seriously — listen, be compassionate, understand, and seek resolutions for the individual or team. – Jen Kelchner

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.


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