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Micromanagement is Bad Management: How to Avoid It

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM


Effective management is essential to any business. Micromanagement has the appearance of effectiveness, in that the manager has tight control of the project. However, it has a negative impact which strips away any effectiveness by damaging morale.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

The One-on-Ones: Making Your Management Skills Count

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Necessary, but torturous, is how most people would characterize the scheduled face to face meeting, whether management or employee. After all, when you work with people on a daily basis, what could you possibly have to discuss that would require a one-on-one? Actually, quite a bit.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Above the Line, Below the Line - Where Do You Function in Your Career?

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There is a concept in business and organizational thinking about being "above or below the line". Promoted by the Conscious Leadership Group, this theory says that everyone involved in a business or group exhibits behavior that is in one of those two categories.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

The Four C's to Becoming a Great Leader

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

We all know people who know how to get things accomplished through great leadership. These are people who connect positively with others, are confident in their decisions, and ooze courageousness and commitment. How did they get to this high level of inspiration and action?

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Topics: Management & Leadership

Change in Organizational Culture Can Cause Problems

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Professional consultant, Christie Lindor, shares a story about her friend who was also a consultant in a different firm. Surprisingly, her friend quits after 13 years. Christie points out that Susan didn't just quit her job; she quit her organizational culture. For Susan, the culture of her firm had changed greatly with old leadership retiring and new leaders coming in with different values.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

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

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

Leadership & Proper Etiquette in Facilitating Meetings

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Ugh. Ever been in a meeting that could've been an email? Or a meeting where no clear action items were assigned to attendees? Let's face it, there are serious opportunities with meetings, especially meeting etiquette.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Productivity

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

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