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Conversations You Should Be Having as a Manager

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Managers often have a tough time or reputation for not having high-quality conversations. If you don't want to or you don't know how, it's easy to talk yourself out of having those important conversations. Spending time with the people who work for you is key to your business running efficiently.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Honing Your Management Skills - Is Your Employee Engaged or Exhausted?

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

We know that most employees are more motivated, work better, and stay focused when they are engaged with their work. This means they have work to do, and the work matters to them. The employees believe the work they do matters to other people, as well. Many employers make it a goal to keep their employees engaged, believing it is best for everyone involved.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Career Advice: Empathy for Those Who Get on Your Nerves

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Everybody has those coworkers that, for whatever reason, know just exactly how to get under people's skin. These sorts of fellow employees tend to make the workday and work week really long, exhausting, and irritating to those who simply want to get in, do their job, and go home.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Management Tips for Motivating and Retaining Team Members

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

What motivates one person may not motivate another. This can make a manager's already stressful job seem even more overwhelming. How can a leader possibly identify and keep track of the different motivations of each individual team member? Well, if you assess your return on investment of time to pinpoint individual motivations, you may be able to successfully reduce turnover and increase retention, boosting productivity, increasing quantifiable results, and improving quality.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

What Does the Halo Effect Do to Your Career?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever worked with someone who could do no wrong in the eyes of the people in charge? Maybe you are fortunate enough to be that person yourself! No matter what decision you make, it is the right one. No matter what you say at the meeting, it is perceived as important. You get promotions easily, and your career soars because of the positive way others view you. There is actually a real term for this phenomenon. It's called "the halo effect." Sounds pretty appropriate, right? Halos belong on angels, and that's the way you've been treated.

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Topics: Career Advice

Four Scary Management Styles And How to Avoid Them

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The right manager can motivate workers and challenge them to do their very best on the job. A terrible manager, however, can cause a work environment to feel like a nightmare. According to a 2015 Gallup Poll, one in two employees admitted they left jobs to escape from a bad manager.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Boost Worker Productivity Tenfold with These Tips

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Managers inspire their staff to perform at optimal levels. Competent, inspiring leaders encourage their employees to work hard with adoration and respect. What are the best ways that leaders can challenge their workers to deliver outstanding productivity?

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Management Mistake - Leaders Who Don't Listen Impact Revenue

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Sure, there are employees that don't listen and they can take away from time that was meant to cover other matters for that day. When leaders don't listen, this could lead to declining revenue and key employees fleeing.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

LinkedIn or Facebook - Which is Better for Career Advancement?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Linkedin and Facebook are two of the most popular and widely-used social platforms used today. You will often see posts shared between the two, and it is easy to press a button to have your thoughts, photos, experiences and opinions displayed simultaneously across these and other social media sites.

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Productivity: Setting the Pace the First 90 Minutes of Your Day

Posted by Brian Spence on May 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Establishing and managing a morning routine can be essential to leading a productive day. Getting up on time, having a proper breakfast and arriving to work early can help set you up for success. What other steps can you take to maximize productivity with yourself and your team?

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

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