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Engaged Employees Boost Company Morale for Those Around Them

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 29, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Gallup suggests a humbling statistic that only 34% of US employees and 15% of worldwide employees stay engaged in their workplace. Their satisfaction and happiness are integral to a company's morale, productivity, and success.

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Topics: Management & Leadership

Strong Managers are Key to Employee Retention

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

How many people do you know that have never left a job? The answer is probably zero. So why do people leave their jobs? Most of the time it somehow relates to their manager, either directly or indirectly. Having strong managers can help improve retention of good employees.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Talk to Your Boss to Get What you Need

Posted by Brian Spence on May 28, 2020 9:16:38 AM

We may have gotten into the groove working during the pandemic, but that doesn't mean the groove is working for you. How do we talk to our boss about our concerns and what we need? Here are a few ideas to consider.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Improve Your Management Skills - FAST

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The higher you climb on the corporate ladder, the more valuable your leadership skills become. Whether you're moving up in your current organization or looking for a position with more responsibility, you'll need to establish solid management skills. We've put together this blog to help you improve your management skills - quickly and affordably.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

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

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