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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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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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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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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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Be Your Word - An Example of Integrity in Leadership

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

What is your worth? How a person answers that question gives an insight into the moral makeup of their personality. Financial success, admiration of others, physical possessions, degrees, honors, and awards are all things people strive for and others admire. But these are worthless if the person who claims them has no honor, no moral framework, honesty or integrity.

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When Being Wrong is the Smart Move for a Leader

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

How do you know you're smart? Is it credentials, degrees, experience, intuition? Could it be a perfect academic record, a flawless record of success in business, the charisma to persuade others to adopt your beliefs and behaviors?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

What Will Keep Millennials Working Long-Term in an Organization?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A new survey conducted by Deloitte shows a trend among millennial workers that is not about money. Actually, the trend shows that keeping millennials in a job for the long term requires different assets than a nice paycheck.

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Leadership is About the People You Lead

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When you find yourself in a leadership position, the temptation is there to toot your own horn. However, Forbes writer Amy Modglin explains how leadership is really about others, not yourself.

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