Feb

10

2017

When you work with different individuals, there are always going to be challenges. It is the nature of everyone being an individual with varied experiences, upbringing, education and global events significant to them. As a manager, one of your goals is to communicate effectively with each team member...

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Jan

26

2017

In today’s workplace, there is a lot of diversity. One aspect of the diversified work force that is not often considered is generational. Age plays a significant role in how people perceive their job in the workplace, how they communicate and also how they respond to changes that occur. Keep reading...

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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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Nov

4

2016

How to Create a Self-Directed Team

Deanna Maio

Tools to Train Your Team

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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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Aug

12

2016

How To Respond With Resilience When Change Occurs In Your Company

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team

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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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May

27

2016

How to Establish and Maintain Control of Your Team

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Productivity & Time Management

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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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May

13

2016

Avoid Losing Control in Tough Situations

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team

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 The market is down, business is floundering, and your spouse seems to disagree with you at every turn. You want to stay calm, but you find yourself feeling irritated, angry, and anxious. You feel like you’re losing control. Does this sound familiar?  Keep your cool by employing these techniques:  Avoid...

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May

6

2016

Do You Have The Power To Influence Your Team?

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team

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Everyone who is a manager doesn’t necessarily have the support of their teams. This is important to note. What could be keeping you from exercising the power of influence? Here’s how to know if you have what it takes. What is Influence anyway?  It looks different to each of us, but an effective...

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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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