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Be a Great Manager

Follow these strategies to be a leader others want to follow.

Boost Your Energy

When you learn to skillfully manage your energy, you can get more done in less time and in a more engaged, sustainable way.

Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

Diversity and inclusion go hand-in-hand. Employees of all backgrounds who feel welcome and supported in bringing their authentic selves to work are more engaged, productive and committed to an organization’s mission and goals.

Apply for a Professional Development Grant

At Ohio State, we embrace an environment where learning is a priority. The Staff Career Development Grant and Staff Manager Development Grant are one way the university supports continuous growth in insight, experience, knowledge and skills. Grants can be used for education and training costs related to job and/or career goals, such as registration fees, travel costs or training materials. We have listed a few comments below from our award recipients:

Take a Class

BuckeyeLearn is a university-wide online training tool, allowing learning and training opportunities to be easily accessed by the university community of faculty, staff and student employees. Check out the following instructor-led and online classes offered by the Office of Human Resources in Buckeye Learn.

Choices During Change – Resist or Reframe

Many employees will resist change. How they resist and the choices they make can influence the success of the change initiative, the morale of the team, the engagement of the employee and the impact on productivity and/or service. Often these choices are made unconsciously. Communicating openly and honestly and sharing the choices employees have and how their behavior will impact them, the team and the change is a critical step to managing employee resistance. Engage in conversation to help employees reframe their thinking versus resist the change.

Building a Positive Work Culture

The concept of work “culture” has become increasingly important over the last 10 years. It encompasses everything from how managers communicate with faculty and staff to how much support employees feel they have to balance work and personal commitments.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Create a Positive Team Culture

Leaders set the tone for a work culture that is positive and taps into everyone’s unique strengths and motivations.  A great leader is also a model for work life balance and stepping up to challenges.

Grow Your Mind

One cornerstone of a positive culture of learning is empowering a growth mindset. Dr. Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychologist studied what differentiated people who succeed from those fail. It came down to whether they hold a fixed mindset or growth mindset, which is a belief about themselves and their abilities.