Management Tips

How to Manage Client Relationships for Long-Term Mutual Success

This may sound obvious but not everyone really gets it….  Developing and maintaining client relationships is essential to growing and retaining your ...

Written By: Derek Weaver
September 23, 2020
Management Tips

How to Become a More Productive Manager in 2020

What does a productive manager look like? Every company (heck, every team) has a slightly different answer to that question. Some measure a manager's ...

Written By: Strety
September 10, 2020
Management Tips

Managers: 5 Ways You Can Promote Career Growth and Retain Talent

2020 has brought on a seismic shift towards working from home (WFH) that has increasingly blurred the line between work and personal time for many of ...

Written By: Derek Weaver
August 26, 2020
Meetings

How to Get Better at Virtual Meetings in 2020

When you're meeting in person, you can read a teammate's body language, make eye contact, and connect more effectively. Face-to-face meetings are ...

Written By: Strety
August 18, 2020
Management Tips

A Performance Review Template that Really Works

Performance reviews get a bad rap. Many of us have been in situations where a not-great manager used a review as an opportunity to parade failures and ...

Written By: Strety
July 28, 2020
Meetings

Reset & Revitalize 2nd Half Performance: How to Run a Midyear Goal Review Meeting

Unless you’re a sales rep for Zoom, it's pretty safe to say that whatever goals you had at the beginning of the year now look like a stretch.  Now ...

Written By: Larry Garcia
July 22, 2020
Meetings

How to Prepare for Productive Team Meetings: 5 Keys to Building Impactful Agendas

All too often, agendas are made up on the fly, added last minute, or left unchanged from week to week. This renders the agenda lazy and hollow and ...

Written By: Derek Weaver
July 14, 2020
Management Tips

10 Check In Questions to Keep Your Team On Track Between Meetings

A growing company - or the sudden absence of an office - can make it difficult for a manager to keep a steady pulse on the health and performance of ...

Written By: Derek Weaver
June 30, 2020
Management Tips

How to Handle Company Issues with Less Stress and Mess

Every company has issues. What separates an industry leader from its peers is their ability to effectively and efficiently solve them.  According to ...

Written By: Derek Weaver
June 10, 2020
Management Tips

Tool Fatigue is Real: 5 Steps to Combat Adoption Issues

The average IT worker uses 10.4 apps at work. What’s the harm in introducing one more, right? Wrong. If you’re using too many SaaS tools, it’s more ...

Written By: Derek Weaver
May 14, 2020
Management Tips

What To Do When Your Team Has Plateaued

Plateaus are invisible enemies.  Hitting a plateau feels like writer’s block, or hitting the wall midway through a tough workout, or like endless ...

Written By: Derek Weaver
May 6, 2020
Meetings

Questions to Ask for Magic One-on-One Meetings

One-on-one (1:1) meetings are an opportunity to discuss real-time performance, your career development opportunities, and to receive feedback and ...

Written By: Derek Weaver
April 14, 2020
Meetings

How to Run Successful Distributed Team Meetings

The way teams work and collaborate have changed, and not just in response to COVID-19.  A study released by Zug in 2018 found that 70% of ...

Written By: Derek Weaver
April 7, 2020
Management Tips

Groupthink is a Trap: How Managers Can Avoid It

We all know what groupthink is. We’ve all seen it go down in meetings. In the rare case you haven’t, groupthink is the phenomenon in which people ...

Written By: Derek Weaver
April 2, 2020
Meetings

How to Lead Virtual Daily Standups With Confidence

Daily standup meetings have become a ritual for many teams, especially those using the Scrum methodology. Daily standups can help everyone stay on the ...

Written By: Strety
March 28, 2020
Remote Work

How to Work From Home: 5 Tips to Help Anyone Adjust

  The number of organizations that offer flexible or completely remote work opportunities has steadily increased over the past few years. However, the ...

Written By: Derek Weaver
March 23, 2020
Meetings

Transitioning to “Work From Home” People Management

Did COVID-19 just make you a newly minted Work From Home (WFH) manager? Welcome to the club of remote leaders, there are a ton of us now! Though at ...

Written By: Brian Dosal
March 21, 2020
Company Update

Strety & COVID-19: Company Updates

What a difference a few weeks can make in this globally connected world of ours.... Like everyone, our world has been upended as we have watched and ...

Written By: Brian Dosal
March 14, 2020
Management Tips

Company Culture Starts With You: Advice for Leaders

In my 15 years of managing people, along with working with hundreds of small business leaders, I’ve learned one main lesson to pass on… it all starts ...

Written By: Brian Dosal
March 7, 2020
Company Update

Strety Origin Story

People have been asking me about the origin of Strety - and not just about the name - but how the idea came to fruition and why we started a People ...

Written By: Brian Dosal
February 29, 2020
Management Tips

What Should a New Manager do on the First Day?

Congratulations, you’ve been promoted to a leadership position within your organization 🎉!  Even though you're likely over the moon about your ...

Written By: Strety
February 19, 2020
Management Tips

A Guide to Constructive Employee Feedback: Examples & Tips

Giving feedback to employees and receiving manager feedback are two core responsibilities of your role as a manager. If you’re looking for ideas on ...

Written By: Strety
February 4, 2020
Meetings

How to Run a Leadership Meeting: Topics and Agendas

If you prefer an audio version of this blog, head to Strety Software · How to Run a Leadership Meeting: Topics and Agendas There are many types of ...

Written By: Strety
January 22, 2020
Meetings

How to Run an Effective Team Meeting

Many managers and employees view team meetings as a waste of time ⏱️. We get it, we’ve been in these types of meetings—they’re not effective team ...

Written By: Strety
January 17, 2020
Management Tips

How to Succeed as a New Manager: 15 Tips

We get it—being a first time manager can feel like a daunting task 😳. Many of us are thrust into management positions without any formal training or ...

Written By: Strety
January 9, 2020
Employee Goals

How to Set Better Performance Goals to Motivate Your Team

When done correctly, goal setting can put your employees on track to achieve their greatest potential as individuals and align themselves better with ...

Written By: Strety
January 2, 2020
Management Tips

What Makes a Good Manager?

How would you define the term "manager?" According to Google’s manager definition, it’s "a person responsible for controlling or administering all or ...

Written By: Strety
December 19, 2019
Meetings

10 Tips for Better One-on-One Meetings

One on one meetings are a powerful tool for monitoring performance, building strong relationships, and boosting motivation—however, managers often ...

Written By: Strety
December 12, 2019
Product Updates

Welcome to Strety!

Welcome to Strety! Though our product is still in beta, we thought now would be the right time to launch our marketing site and start sharing our ...

Written By: Strety
December 9, 2019
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