WORK WITH JAMIE…
However, this story isn’t all roses and puppy dogs.
I was both confident and naive when I became a first-time manager. I was a top performer in my previous role, I cared about my new employees and I had high expectations.
Fast forward 9 months and my first three direct reports were gone.
Maybe I wasn’t as good of a manager as I thought I’d be. Like so many well intentioned managers, I was learning through trial and error (a lot of error).
I started YourBestManager.com with a simple goal. To help aspiring managers become manager-ready and help first-time managers effectively build and lead a team… without having to “figure it out” on their own.
You see, while it’s true that people sometimes have to learn the hard way, when it comes to managing people, learning the hard way has casualties.
Those casualties include attrition of high potential employees. Not to mention the potential negative impact on career progression, customer service, company results, employee morale, and productivity (just to name a few).
…and a few fun facts!
I am Canadian, I grew up an hour and a half northeast of Toronto.
I live in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada (just north of Calgary).
I married my beautiful bride, Christina, in 2008.
I have two boys, Jacob (March 2013) and Isaac (January 2016), and a dog named Molly.
I have been playing the drums for over 20 years.
I am a music lover (favorite bands include; Thrice, Coldplay, Mutemath, Red).