Jan

27

2020

Performance problems are not easy to deal with. It helps, though, if you have a plan in place to get a handle on the issues that affect employees that you supervise. Here are six powerful tips that can help you do a better job of tackling this aspect of your job. The Objective The objective of addressing...

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Jan

26

2020

Contractors are not mind readers. It’d be wonderful if they were. It would certainly save you some time and energy. But they aren’t. You have to not only let your contractor know what you need and what’s expected, you also have to let them know how they did. It’s called giving feedback and it’s...

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Jan

25

2020

A little application can go a long way toward building a long term relationship. Contractors are business owners and entrepreneurs too. They have ideal customers and people they enjoy working with. Show appreciation and become your contractor’s top client. Say “Thank you.” There’s a lot of power...

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Jan

24

2020

Not everyone will look forward to change as a good thing. Remember the four styles of change? Not all of the people who exhibit certain styles will be easily moved to accept what is going on in the company. While you can’t decide on their reaction for them, you can take a stand to act resiliently and...

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Jan

23

2020

No one likes change. It challenges everything that we know and have accepted as “comfortable”. But, nevertheless, change is a part of life – both within the workplace and within our personal lives. As a manager who oversees a team, prepare to meet even a little resistance when you have to report...

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Jan

22

2020

If you stay employed at a company for any length of time, you will experience a change or two. How long you stay with the company depends on your view of these changes. We know that every change begins a cycle that gets harder before it gets easier. While you may not have any control over the external...

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Jan

19

2020

Let’s plan your next project. The team has come up with a vision and objectives for the project. Each person can virtually “see” what the desired outcome will be. Now it’s time to make that happen. Running a project begins with planning well for it. It’s time to choose manageable tasks and...

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Jan

18

2020

Now that the project plan is complete, it’s time to get to work. Each team member has their marching orders to get the ball rolling. So, what is the project manager to do? This is where you monitor the team, stay in contact with the sponsor and communicate with the client (or high-level decision makers). What...

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Jan

15

2020

How do you spend your days? Do you spend them the way you want to? Do you find at the end of the day you’re longing for more time? Does the end of the week come too soon and you hear yourself saying things like “There’s not enough time in the day” or “I’d love another day to get this all...

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Jan

10

2020

One of the most common complaints about outsourcing and delegating is that the situation doesn’t work out. Projects are delivered late, the contractor doesn’t produce a desirable result, and entrepreneurs often feel like they spend more time managing their contractors than they do running their businesses....

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