Guide for New Supervisors
TIPS for New Supervisors
On May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

T ⟶ train and coach employees for success I ⟶ inspire and motivate employees P ⟶ practice effective communication S ⟶ stop micromanaging

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Are you a good meeting facilitator?
On October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

What would your employees say about how you facilitate a meeting? I remember my first senior management meeting when I became a new employee for an international firm. This meeting was regularly set for once a month at 10:00am. I had been attending meetings at various organizations for some time and had certain expectations. As […]

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Active Listening isn’t Easy
On September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s not speaking clearer or louder that will get you heard. It’s the listening. If you practice active listening in your communications with other, you’ll learn more. When you learn more, you have will have the information you need to improve your communication with your colleagues, friends and family. Jon Ryan’s article, “How to be […]

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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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Manager Tips – 3 Things to Never Do
On September 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

3 Things you Must Never Do if you want your employees to trust you   [custom_list style=”list-4″] #1 – You must never make your employees guess what you expect from them. Employees can’t read your mind. A job description doesn’t set standards or tell the employee how you work or what you expect or when […]

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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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Working as a team
On July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Working as a team can be an easy and natural process, provided there is a clear vision of the goal that overrides the self-interest of each team member. Take a look at this photo and you will have no doubt about what an effective, self-directed team can accomplish. If you plan to lead a team […]

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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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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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