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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

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

Boss Management - Managing Up!

Posted by Brian Spence on May 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you're not in management and think you should be, there are steps you can take to make that happen. It won't necessarily be easy, but it is doable. One strategy is to manage your manager, or "manage up". Having a boss who falls short on managing his team is always problematic. Whether affable and disorganized or difficult and passive aggressive, a poor manager can make problems for the whole team.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Self-Improvement

3 Management Pointers For Handling Passive-Aggressive Teams

Posted by Brian Spence on May 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

All seemed to be clear and understood when the team met, but the plan all goes wrong. Deadlines are missed, or a part of the project remains underdeveloped. No one seems to care.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Top 3 Management Lessons Learned From Bad Bosses

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

During coffee-breaks or business meetings it's not unusual for co-workers to pass along anecdotal stories about terrible bosses with equally miserable management tactics. These types of stories usually serve as a warning for how not to act as a manager, but rather take a different approach and consider three valuable lessons that can be used to shape better supervisory practices.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

How To Launch A Career As A Leader

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The goal in achieving a dream career is to go from follower to leader. So how do you achieve this goal? As a new worker at any company you will start at the bottom, perhaps as an intern. But there are strategies and ways to climb to the top as fast as possible. They include; don't be afraid to fail (step outside your comfort zone), speak up, take responsibility and make big decisions and listen.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Job Search Advice

Bad Management Skills = Poor Outcomes

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

From churches to football teams and armies to corporations, every group with a mission needs a leader. Being in a position of authority doesn't necessarily translate into good leadership. General George Custer had the rank, but his poor management skills cost him his life and the lives of his entire force at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Nothing that dire is at stake in the office, but bad management can tank productivity, sour the work force and sabotage the company's goals and mission.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Self-Improvement: How Failure Can Lead to Success

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Being a leader is an organic experience. Growth is essential. When you stop growing, you don't remain static, you go backwards. A plant left untended will die, and so it goes with leadership.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Self-Improvement

How Can Maslow's Theory of Needs Impact Employee Engagement?

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A successful office or business isn't due to just sales metrics or profit margins. In reality, the most successful businesses have tapped into the most important component to running a business: employee engagement. But how do you make sure that you're engaging employees the right way?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Employee Relations, Performance Management

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