Apr

29

2016

How to Deal With Someone Whose Communication Style Is Different From Yours

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Uncategorized

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Now that you know there are different styles of communicating, it’s time to put that knowledge into practice. Everyone will come face to face with someone who values different elements when communicating. Here are some ways to deal with each person who communicates with a style unlike yours. If everyone...

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Apr

22

2016

Do you feel like the owner of a company or do you feel like an employee? Are you at the mercy of a never ending task list and a boss (you) that is unforgiving and expects you to do everything? Do you feel like you have to manage every single task and responsibility for your business, or are you comfortable...

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Apr

8

2016

5 Top Tips To Become A More Effective Leader In The Workplace

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Uncategorized

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There are thousands of books on how to become a good leader, but if we look at some of the most effective and successful business leaders, we can see that they have 5 things in common. Effective leaders: Create a Positive Workplace Atmosphere Promote Collaborative Working Relationships Encourage and...

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Apr

1

2016

5 Steps to Encourage Honest Feedback From Your Direct Reports

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Uncategorized

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As a manager, you are in charge of a team. In order to function as a cohesive unit, you need the confidence and respect of your direct reports and vice versa. But, who is going to run to the boss with their problems? Hopefully, everyone on your team will. We will discuss some ways that you can encourage...

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Mar

25

2016

The Simple Recipe For Effective Communication

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Uncategorized

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Mastering effective communication is a two-way street. But by paying attention to our own side of any conversation in the office we should be able to get our desired outcome. One effective communication recipe you can follow is: Purpose + Behavior + Feelings + Needs, followed by Prompting State your...

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Mar

11

2016

Create Processes and Systems and Map Them – Identify all of the tasks you perform on a monthly basis. These include lead generation, lead conversion, behind the scenes administrative operations, and the processes and steps your customer takes. Map the process by outlining each step. What is required...

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Mar

4

2016

4 Horrible Mistakes to Avoid When you Delegate

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Uncategorized

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Delegating is a crucial part of being successful. As your business grows and you take on more and bigger projects, you simply won’t have the time or energy to manage all of the responsibilities while continuing to produce high quality work. Sharing the responsibility allows you to be more productive...

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Feb

26

2016

All managers have to know how to delegate. It’s a requirement. The best manager in the world can’t handle every aspect of a project alone. In fact, in order to be “Best Manager on the Planet” delegation is an essential ability. Here are three critical skills necessary to choose the correct person...

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Feb

19

2016

The Roles of a Project Manager

Deanna Maio

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You have heard the term, but what exactly does a project manager do? The name sounds nice, but without some expertise to back it up, things won’t get done. Here are some of the roles that you or your designated project manager will assume when leading a project. The job of a manager is to make sure...

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Feb

12

2016

10 Biggest Reasons Why Projects Fail

Deanna Maio

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Are you a project manager or the member of a project team? While the project manager is the leader of your team, it is the responsibility of every team member to make a success of the project itself. To help ensure that your project will make it over the finish line with flying colors, learn the ten...

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