Employee Relations
Can you motivate a temp?
On September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you are having difficulty finding work, one strategy is to join the “temp community.” Like many of you out there, I have friends who work as temps while actively seeking regular full time employment. That’s what I would do if I were in their shoes. But what does that mean for the company who […]

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Is there a Communication Gap between Manager & Employee
On September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here are three quick tips for you to consider.   If you want effective communication with your employees you must actively listen. Active listening requires approaching a situation with an open and curious mind. You will need to focus on someone else rather than your own thoughts during communication. This isn’t easy for most of […]

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Top 6 Tips for the Micromanager [Video]
On September 12, 2013 | 1 Comments

How to become a recovering micromanager Micromanagement creates a sense of distrust… A micromanager will [custom_list style=”list-3″] watch everything you do check on you frequently send specific instructions by email remind you of job priorities daily [/custom_list]   Chances are the employee will not be feeling very good about this. The short video offers recovering […]

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How can I get my manager to change?
On July 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Getting my Manager to Change…   Dear Jeanne, My manager doesn’t listen. She is stubborn and bossy. I never seem to do anything right. I don’t like working with her. How can I get her to change? Janet   …and my response:   Dear Janet, I once had someone say that about me. For the […]

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Can Effective Supervision be like a Strong Marriage?
On July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve been coaching a very nice young man, Sam, who is a highly motivated employee in a company that works in the security industry. Sam is one of the company stars. He is well respected by management and his colleagues. Recently, he was promoted to a manager level position that required first line supervision of […]

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The Importance of Active Listening
On July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why active listening is essential when dealing with difficult employees. Active listening is the most important element in the communication process. Many people think it’s the words we speak that will send the intended message. The problem with that thinking is that many of us are not really hearing another person’s thoughts, so we don’t […]

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Help me, I can’t stop micromanaging!
On June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ever feel like you can’t stop micromanaging? Yesterday I received this email: Dear Jeanne, I work in a highly technical field. Six months ago I was promoted to supervisor, and I am terrified that my employees will make mistakes. We have strict timelines and accuracy is essential. How can I make sure my employees will […]

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4 Tips for Establishing Accountability without the Authority
On June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Establishing accountability without the authority…   How can I get Randy to give me the reports I need when he doesn’t even report to me? I was asked this question during a recent meeting with a supervisor, Tim. Tim did not have a direct reporting relationship with Randy, but he was dependent on him for […]

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Know when to Forgive your Employee
On May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do you know when to forgive your employee ? Here is an excellent tip for all supervisors and managers – —>>> Know when to Forgive your Employee. Below is an excerpt from the article written by Rosabeth Moss Kanter posted on the Harvard Business Review titled – Great Leaders Know When to Forgive Leaders must […]

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The New Supervisor’s Creed
On May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

It isn’t easy learning how to supervise a team of people. It’s doubly hard if you are plopped into the middle of it all mostly because you are very good at your technical work. Those technical skills don’t often translate to the supervisory skills that you will need with this new responsibility.   [message type=”info”]Learning […]

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