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Lead Like a Rockstar With These First-Time Management Tips

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

You've made it to management. Congratulations! With new responsibilities, there may also be challenges. Below are important tips to avoid the most common challenges of first-time management.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Navy SEAL Style Leadership: Applying in the Professional World

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Proper leadership skills are extremely important if you want your team to follow your vision with the same passion that you have. It can be hard to convey your ideas to others without being confident in what you're doing. If you find yourself struggling with the leadership of others, look no further than the book written by Navy Seal veterans Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Lead With Your Heart and Your Head

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Ever wonder how a good leader learned to lead? It's less about learning how and more about listening to your heart! But leadership is complicated, which is why a good leader looks to their heart and their head.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

How to Better Manage Your Employees

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM

With one of the lowest unemployment rates we have seen in recent history, the availability of jobs is quite high. Those who put their heart and soul into their jobs are at a premium and should be treated as such. Why do we still have employees who do not like their jobs? Well, for one, not every employee's work is recognized regularly. A research done by Mercer, pointed out that 2 out of 5 employees are making plans to leave their jobs within the next year.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Recognizing and Dealing with a Subtly Controlling Boss

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If you've worked at a few different places, then chances are you've come across a boss who has tried to dominate you in some way. This type of domination may be overt or covert. There are bosses who will scream and yell at you or criticize you openly at staff meetings. They may tear down all your ideas and never let you work independently. In this case, it's obvious that the boss is a controlling boss.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Why Kindness is the Most Important Trait in a Managerial Role

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In a leadership position, following the Golden Rule could go a long way in maintaining good relationships with your employees. Being in charge means you're responsible for training employees, conducting performance reviews, and setting reasonable goals. Of course, this is easier to accomplish if you keep employee morale from slipping, by treating them with kindness and respect. Scientific studies have shown that managers who are considerate towards their employees' well-being, tend to be perceived as more trustworthy when they make decisions that affect the workplace structure.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

What's Your Management Style?

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Management is the process of getting people to work together to accomplish a desired goal or objective using available resources efficiently and effectively. How the desired goal or objective is achieved is left up to the managers within an organization. A leader's management style can impact how productive employees are. Management styles have been categorized in numerous ways; but no matter the approach, the focus is on either the project or the people.

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Help! My Boss is a Natural Disaster!

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We've all had them. Bosses who are so self centered, so overbearing, so loud that we cringe when they say our names. You spend your entire workday hoping to dodge their attention. Calling them a "disruptive leader" is putting it mildly. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) calls them Tornado Bosses.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

New Managers: Gain Trust & Respect From Staff

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If you've recently been hired, promoted or transferred as a manager you've got a big job in front of you. It might feel like an uphill battle at first. Not only do you have new responsibilities, you need to make the right impression on staff. It can be a delicate balance between competency and an overbearing personality.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Create a "How-to-Work With Me" Management Guide for Your Employees

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Most managers strive to make a positive connection with their direct reports. Sometimes, they don't succeed. Even caring, competent managers may fail to relate well with their employees. Personality conflicts or different job-related expectations can cause these issues.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

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