Performance Improvement
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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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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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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My Managing Boss – Managing Up
On July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

How can I convince my manager  to let me complete my project?   Dear Jeanne, I am working hard on a project that should improve our performance improvement system. My boss gave me permission to tackle this project, but now she doesn’t even seem to want to talk about it. In fact, she seems annoyed […]

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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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7 Steps to a Performance Improvement Plan
On April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Don’t some people need to be micromanaged? Following my blog on micromanagement, I received a call from an executive, Cathy, who manages a small firm and who had recently hired a contract employee, Marilyn. While Marilyn has excellent skill sets, her performance and attendance has been inconsistent from the start. Cathy had spent considerable time […]

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