Tracey Nawrocki

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I am a die-hard leadership advocate. Why? Because this whole business of leading people is hard! I know this because I’ve done it and failed – again and again. It took a while, but I learned that failing is part of the process. When you fail, you learn and when you learn, you grow. I’ve learned A LOT, and despite my petite stature (I’m 5’ 1” thank you very much!) I’ve also grown a lot over the years. I’ve worked with thousands of leaders across industries around the globe to help them master the basics and fail faster and ultimately less often at this crazy business of leading people than I ever did.

I’m from the Great Lakes State – born and raised in Pure Michigan. Despite a brief and colorful tour of duty in Northwest Arkansas, I have never lived anywhere else. I love singing, pretty much any and every show on Bravo and making to-do lists. As a mother of two “spirited” young boys, I sleep very little and have recently discovered my super hero power is stain-removal.

In case you’re curious, my background is an eclectic mix of organizational development and account management. That means I am one of those rare few who have been in the trenches on both the HR side and the business side throughout my 20 years in the workforce. In my current role at Root I head up product development for Root Compass®, our flagship Manager Development Program. My very favorite thing is seeing leaders “get it” and the relief on their faces that comes with it. A-ha moments are my specialty!

Posts by Tracey Nawrocki

Falling Short of Your Strategic Goals? The Reason Might Surprise You

Achieve your strategic goals by developing a smart, effective manager development program. Start by learning about the foundation every great manager needs.

Managers: Supercharge Your Relationships with the Drive-By Conversation

Managers can learn a lot by having drive-by conversations with their team members. Here are 4 questions to help super charge drive-by conversations.

Three Ways Great Managers Inspire Their Teams

New managers are full of passion to hit the ground running, but sometimes their teams are not. Here are three ways for managers to inspire their teams.

What Your Managers are Missing: Two Steps to Breakthrough Results

When managers understand their role in the business, they help the individual contributor understand theirs which creates breakthrough results.

3 Ways to Coach Your Managers to Success

Do you coach your managers? This may seem like an odd question, but people are promoted all the time and never given proper skills to become great managers.

Make Your Meetings Matter with Four Simple & Easy Tricks

It's time to make your meetings matter. Learn why most meetings end up being a waste of time, and 4 ways to make them engaging and meaningful.
Manager Development

The 10 Biggest Lies Managers Tell Themselves

We tell lies. Big ones. But don’t worry … we tell them to ourselves, not our bosses, teams or customers! Yet, nonetheless, the damage is real.

3 Ways to be a Better Manager and Ditch those Perfect Tendencies  

Be a better manager by allowing your employees to do their work. Sometimes being a perfectionist manager leads to not letting employees do their own work.