Jan

13

2017

There is a process to delegation. Using the process can bring some spectacular results when followed regularly. As a manager, become familiar with these steps for smarter delegation decisions. If it’s so Easy, Why isn’t everyone Doing it? That’s the question for managers today. Why aren’t more...

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Dec

16

2016

Let’s just be blunt about this, you cannot effectively manage a remote team without using and leveraging technology. Ultimately, the majority of your business systems and your outsourcing management can and should be automated as much as possible, and that means using the technologies available to...

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Dec

8

2016

Contractors and employees are vastly different. You’re probably already familiar with the hiring differences. You know that employees require you to pay payroll taxes, benefits, and so on, whereas contractors only get payment for work. It’s easier to hire, and fire, contractors too. However, the...

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Dec

1

2016

It’s hard to speak and feel that your words are not received well. That happens to managers who are addressing their team with less than effective communication skills. On the flip side, it’s just as difficult to listen to someone who is speaking to you but saying nothing that you understand. In...

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Nov

24

2016

When it comes to communication, there are dos and don’ts. We have already discussed the dos. Effective communication depends as much on the speaker as it does the listener. But halves must be aligned in order for the exchange to be deemed successful. Now it’s time to discuss the don’ts. What can...

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Nov

17

2016

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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Nov

11

2016

Anyone who has ever been in charge of a group of people knows how hard it is to deal with performance issues. They’d rather be roasted on the spit instead of facing another employee face-to-face to discuss deficiencies with their performance within the company and/or team. To make the process a bit...

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Nov

4

2016

Part of the power of having a team of outsourced professionals and contractors is to let go of tasks and the need to oversee everything. Let’s face it, if you have to babysit your contractors and check in with them daily, then you’re not really saving yourself much time, nor are you getting the biggest...

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Oct

27

2016

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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