Mar

17

2017

When you are making a proposal for a plan or an idea to your team, where do you lose your audience? If you encounter resistance during the presentation, then something has gone wrong somewhere. We are not talking about questions being asked but a sterner opposition. Here are four tips for addressing...

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Mar

10

2017

Where do you begin when addressing a performance problem? So many managers begin in the wrong place by putting the employee on the defensive. Here are some easy ways to begin that process on the good foot and hopefully keeping the ball rolling in the right direction. No employee is perfect. Some problems...

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Feb

17

2017

Each generation in the workplace, just like each individual, has different priorities. You’d like to think that their main focus was the company that you all work for but work may not be the highest ranking priority on their list. It all comes down to upbringing and experience. When you know where...

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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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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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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

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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