Boost Your Managerial Skills in 5 Minutes a Day

Managers are made, not born; and even great leaders still have plenty of room for improvement. Being a manager covers such a wide area of responsibilities and functions that you should be in a constant cycle of growth and development. But how do you find the time to learn and build your managerial skills when […]

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5 Organizational Skills Every Manager Must Know

Try to picture the perfect manager. What do they do, and how do they act? Different companies call for different management styles, but some things are universal. You probably imagine a manager that has a clear and consistent vision for the project they’re overseeing, who knows how to pinpoint specific problems, while still keeping their […]

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Does Your Upper Management Suck? Here’s What to Do About It.

Imagine you’re part of a crew on a large ship. You sail toward your destination, maintaining the ship to the best of your ability. Suddenly, the ship leans to a side, and you almost lose your footing. You look to the helm to see the captain yanking the wheel, announcing a new direction for no […]

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Use Agile Methodology to Better Lead Your Team

A lot of teams talk about how they’re going to “do agile” or how they’re undertaking “agile transformation”. They hire consultants to teach them “One True Way” to manage a project team with Agile methodology, yet still find themselves easily screwing up their agile processes. There is a lot of information spread across thousands of […]

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How to Build a Practice of Efficient Communication Across Your Team

Teams only perform as well as they communicate. If you have smooth and efficient communication, then tasks flow easily from person to person. However if communication is problematic, the process gets muddled, deadlines are missed and work quality is poor. These bad communication practices will hurt your team morale and culture if left to languish. […]

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How to Choose the Right Leadership Styles For Your Team’s Needs

As a team leader, you probably noticed that it’s not easy always to choose the right leadership styles. For example, encouraging your team to participate in decision-making and overachieve are great ways to keep them motivated and effective. However there may be a couple people in your team who just can’t seem to catch up […]

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The Modern Guide to Hiring Millennials

Fun fact: the majority of workers in the US and Canada are now Millennials. Everyone who works at Unito, other than our three co-founders, is a Millennial. A lot of what we do in our hiring millennials process is super different from the traditional one, and given the popularity of our article on how to […]

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Asana tips: Your collaborators don’t have Asana accounts? Here’s how to keep them informed.

Throughout the course of your project, you will most likely have to collaborate with people outside of your team, such as contractors, vendors, freelancers, partners, or clients. While it’s easy to share information with people who have Asana accounts, what do you do if they don’t? Luckily, you can still keep non-users in the loop […]

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How To Take Constructive Criticism Well (And Why Leaders Should Embrace It)

As Comedy Central’s Walter Levitt says, “criticism comes with the contract when you become a leader”. Nobody’s perfect, and sometimes we all need someone to tell us when we aren’t reaching our full potential. Constructive criticism is in fact necessary for everyone’s development. However this is especially true for leaders, who will use that development […]

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Giving constructive feedback is key to building a team. Here are 5 easy steps to get it right.

Many managers are uncomfortable giving feedback, especially when it’s negative. This discomfort often turns into anxiety and avoiding it altogether. As a result, a problem that’s fixable when addressed early can become a huge problem when the right feedback is never given.  With a little bit of training, you can fix this destructive behavior and […]

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Implementing Performance Management In 4 Steps

If you want to improve your team’s motivation, competency, and engagement, a performance management system can definitely do the trick. It’ll help your team members understand their objectives and expectations, and improve their relationship with you – their manager. However the key is to implement it properly. If you’ve never used performance management with your team before, […]

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9 Signs You’re a Terrible Manager

It’s such a fact of life that it’s an accepted rule of work: in large organizations, employees rise to the level of their incompetence. Many people are in management roles who have no training or natural inclination to the job. If you’re wondering if that’s you, here are some sure-fire signs that you could level […]

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How To Nail Team Leadership By Adopting a Growth Mindset

Managing a big project can be overwhelming. Yet many of the obstacles and team leadership issues project managers face stem from the way they respond to challenges, mistakes, and constructive criticism from their team. Psychologist Carol Dweck explained that people respond to hardships with either a growth mindset or a fixed one. The former consistently outperform […]

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Marketers, Here’s How To Collaborate With Web Developers

If you are managing a marketing team, you are probably familiar with the experience of working with developers on certain projects. Joint projects between marketing and developers can be challenging for both teams, since they have different work processes and styles. As a result, the two teams often clash. One of the challenges you likely […]

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How To Maximize Cross-Functional Team Productivity In 3 Steps

Are you a leader who is determined to run a successful cross-functional team (CFT)? Managing such teams and ensuring they are productive is not always easy. However with proper planning, CFTs have the potential to execute complex projects and achieve huge company goals. While the idea of a high-functioning dynamic team is well understood, many […]

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How To Manage Your Cross-Functional Team With Agile

You’ve probably heard of the term “agile” being tossed around but probably aren’t familiar of what exactly agile does or why it’s an important workflow, especially when it comes to managing a cross-functional team. Wait, a cross-functional what? A cross-functional team by definition is a team that includes specialists from all different areas of a […]

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Why Transparency Is Vital To Engaging Millennial Employees

Workplace transparency is very important to millennials, much more so than to most other generational cohorts. This generation which consists of people born between the year 1980 and 2000, tends to look for more honesty, meaning, and flexibility in the teams they work for. Honest, transparent leadership is one of the main leadership traits they […]

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5 Essential Steps To Leading A Remote Team

Leadership is challenging in any context. Yet when you mix in factors associated with a remote team, such as limited communication, disengagement, and different time-zones, it becomes even more so. Unlike traditional work environments, leading a remote team tends to be more disorienting, time-consuming, and complex. In today’s world, technology changed the way people do […]

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4 Easy Steps To Master Project Management

Managing a project is not an easy journey. There are several roads you can take to nailing project management, and of course the same path won’t work for everyone. Yet something that will make any PM’s journey easier, is following a few tried and tested tips. We’ve done the research (so you don’t have to) […]

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Meet Our Users: Charley From FundersClub

Users of Unito are from all industries and all corners of the globe.  It’s extremely rewarding to see how we can help, in whatever small way it is, other companies into achieving their objectives more effectively.  Here’s our latest interview with real users of Unito, this time it is Charley from the FundersClub. So Charley, […]

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Meet Our Users: Cal From The Working Party

Its always refreshing to hear from our own user base on how Unito has helped them in working better & more efficiently.  This is why we also want to share this with everyone, so that you can see the benefits of Unito and get inspired on how you can implement our tools into your workflow […]

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Meet our Users: Libby, teacher at the Illinois Institute of Technology

This article is the first of a series of interviews we want to make with our early users who have great use cases. You might think we only help businesses and development teams work effortlessly together. And honestly, we thought that too. But that’s why listening to our users is so important to us. Not […]

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