Team Leader Toolbox Webinar. Thriving in your first leadership role

If you are interested in leading a team effectively or just want to be prepared for future leadership positions, sign up for this FREE IEEE WEBINAR now!

Team Leader Toolbox Webinar

Team Leader Toolbox Webinar

I’ll be running this webinar organised by the IEEE Victorian Technology & Engineering Management chapter to support young professionals in their transition to leadership positions, with practical tips and resources to effectively lead a team.

Thursday 15 Dec 2016 6:30pm (Melbourne time). More information, time conversion and registration at HERE

Decision making: dealing with other’s criticism

Decision makingSome time ago, I was advising a person in his first steps on a leadership role, and it came up one of the most difficult issues in management, especially for young professionals: you can’t make everyone happy with your decisions.

Decision making is one of the main entrusted responsibilities companies place on managers, confident that they will do what is best for their departments and the company. Continue reading

Six key points to delegate effectively (Part II)


In my previous post I started talking about effective delegation. I described the first three aspects: politeness, present a reason, and describe the goal among the six point that, in my opinion, are key to successfully delegate tasks to our employees.

Let’s talk about the next three: setting deadlines, giving support and recognizing a good job. Continue reading

Six key points to delegate effectively (Part I)


The number one skill of great leaders is communication, which the leader uses in many ways. It is one of the most important talents needed by the leader to effectively delegate work to his collaborators (employees).
In my 15 years of service in the military (the first four in the Air Force Officer’s Academy), I had the opportunity to learn something about both giving orders and delegating tasks. There is quite a difference between these two even though they seem rather similar. While both have the ultimate goal of getting something done, delegating tasks leaves more room for creativity and synergy than simply giving orders.
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