Author Archives: Jennifer Anderson

Time Management for a New Leader

Time management for new leaders is somewhat like finding a purple squirrel. But sticking with it, you can definitely develop in your time management skills… just don’t expect to be a time management wiz overnight! You didn’t become a manager overnight, so be patient with the process. Here are 3 ways to help you start…

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Reading Leadership Books for Professional Development

There are so many great books to read – too many to read in a lifetime! Over the years I have read several books about leadership, self-help, professional development, time management, communication, entrepreneurship… the list goes on and on. As a leader, it’s really important that you continue to invest in yourself. Set aside time…

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Advice for First Time Manager

Congratulations! You have worked hard and others noticed! You have been given the opportunity to move up the ladder into a managerial position. Being a “manager” does not automatically mean that you are a “leader”. Becoming a leader is something that takes time and effort on your part to develop and become a leader in…

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How to Determine the Right Leadership Title

At some point in your career you will become a first-time manager. It may start off as a team lead position, a supervisor, or directly as a manager. Different companies will have different types of titles for leadership positions in the company. When you think about titles, don’t fret over the actual title name in…

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Love on Your Team

Play! Have fun! Take time to enjoy the people you work with each day! Your team is working hard, so show them some love! Here are a few ways to show love to your team: Team building events. Get out of the office and play together. Write thank you notes. Regularly expressing gratitude helps people…

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I Love You in an HR Appropriate Way

I love the workplace memories and love how all those experiences have helped me to become a better woman. I’ve worked with many cool and interesting people over the years! I can think of many positive experiences that have made an indelible mark on my heart. Those memories are cherished.  What do I love the…

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Love or Hate Your Work

We all work hard. We all give so much of ourselves to our workplaces. It feels good to work hard, doesn’t it? Or does it? I talk to professional people every day who are working their guts out to accomplish good in work. They want to feel good about what they’re doing, but often don’t…

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Find a Cause to Love

I was talking to two guys while commuting on the train. One was the manager of the other. We were discussing the benefits of attending BYU Management Society networking events because of taking the opportunity to hear from interesting speakers about morals and ethics. This wasn’t the first time I’ve talked to these guys about…

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Review Goals Periodically

I’ve done a lot of hiking in my life. In fact, years ago I used to take people on guided hikes as part of my work at an outdoor retailer. One of my favorite things to do while hiking is to stop and look back at how far I’ve traveled on the trail. Plus, I…

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How Many Goals to Focus On

It’s really tempting to have several goals because there are several areas in your life that need attention. I totally get it! Off the top of my head, I can think of several areas that I want to accomplish more in my life, including: – Clean out the garage – More services for my clients…

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