Jan

6

2017

Managers work enough hours without adding to it. Delegation can change that. When the skill is used to its utmost, both manager and team members enjoy their work and their personal lives. Here are at least ten benefits that are useful for both team members and managers when sharing the load is done right. Delegating...

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Dec

30

2016

Delegating is not the easiest task for managers but it is a vital necessity. Learning the process and how to use it provides significant benefits for both organization and managers alike. It can be slow going in the beginning, but practice does make perfect, as they say. Here is some advice on the signs...

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Nov

17

2016

4 Communication Styles: How To Identify Your Communication Style And Why It Is Important

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Productivity & Time Management, Tools to Train Your Team

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Have you ever been talking to someone and thought, “This person just doesn’t get what I’m saying?” It could be that, while you are discussing the same topic, they have a different viewpoint altogether. In the world of work, we call that communication style. Keep reading and find out about the...

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Oct

27

2016

4 Steps To Effectively Influence Your Team Through Communication

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Productivity & Time Management, Tools to Train Your Team

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We don’t live or work in a vacuum. At some point, we will have to depend on others for what we need. How will you get others on board your team? Influence is the ability to convey your ideas effectively to others. It is about negotiation, not manipulation. Here are four steps that lead to effectively...

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Oct

21

2016

When you work as a manager to a group of team members, what is the most important goal? There may be a variety of answers, but the one that we place at the top of the list is building a solid relationship. When you know your team members as individuals with their own goals and attributes, managing them...

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Oct

14

2016

Tips On How To Identify The Key Players That Need To Be Involved In A Meeting

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Planning, Productivity & Time Management

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When planning an effective meeting agenda, your main action steps will be to: Choose a topic Set the goals of the meeting Determine the duration, time and location of the meeting Set the objectives of the meeting Determine the non-objectives of the meeting, so you do not go off-task Decide on the stakeholders...

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Oct

6

2016

How To Select People Who Need To Attend Your Next Meeting

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Planning, Productivity & Time Management

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Once you decide to host a meeting, you might decide to invite everyone you think needs to know about the information you are going to be sharing. This is not the best approach, however, if you wish to have a successful meeting in which valuable business goals will be accomplished. Your first steps are...

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Sep

30

2016

7 Main Components Of Creating An Effective Meeting Agenda

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Planning, Productivity & Time Management

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Not having a meeting agenda is a bit like driving on a road without a map. You know where you started from, but where are you going? What will be the best route to take in order to arrive at your chosen destination? Any meeting you plan should help you decide on these important factors. Once you have...

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Sep

23

2016

What Is The Importance And Purpose Of A Meeting Agenda?

Deanna Maio

Goals & Motivation, Planning, Productivity & Time Management

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Creating an agenda is crucial to the success of any business meeting. An agenda will determine the form and structure of the meeting so you can plan what will be accomplished. Once you have determined that, you can decide how long the meeting should last and who the best team members will be to invite...

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Sep

15

2016

6 Powerful Tips to Help you turn Performance Problems around Better

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Goals & Motivation, Planning, Productivity & Time Management

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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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