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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

Advance Your Career by Always Having a Mentor

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

When you are first starting out in your career, it is really easy to recognize that you could use a little help. Seeking out a mentor feels like a natural step to advance your career and help you avoid pitfalls.

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

6 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement on the Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Motivation and engagement can be hard to sustain, whether in individuals or within organizations and companies as a whole. Especially when it comes to jobs, employees might face disengagement multiple ways for many reasons. Jim Haudan, CEO of Root Inc., has managed to pinpoint 6 important reasons why employees are disengaged, and they all relate to emotions: feelings of being overwhelmed, scared, confused or having a lack of understanding, a lack of ownership, a lack of reality, and a lack of the "big picture."

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Performance Management

6 Instant Tips on Being a Leader in Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Before you can act as a leader in your career, you have to be seen as one. A great leader encourages their employees in every way possible. Read on to find a few tips on being seen as a leader almost instantaneously.

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

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