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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

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: Management & Leadership, Career Advice

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: Self-Improvement, Career Advice, Management & Leadership

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

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