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10 Ways to Become a More Effective Manager

Leadership is an essential attribute to being an effective manager. You can’t assume that because you have been an effective worker, being a manager will be a piece of cake — especially if you are now managing your peers. Here is a list of 10 leadership tips for first-time managers:  You don’t know…
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7 Tips to Becoming a More Effective Leader

Don’t want to worry about managing people? Make managing easier by using these 7 key leadership tips! You and your organization will benefit as a direct result. Delegate wisely  Most bosses feel the need to control every little going on in their departments. You don’t need to. Delegate the responsi…
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Be the Best Boss You Can Be

5 Things Great Managers Avoid According to a recent Gallup report, only 10% of managers have what it takes to be a “great manager.”  If you want to be a part of the elite 10%, avoid these five things! Communicating with the team solely through emails:  Email is a great tool.  And, it really does…
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Conflict in the Workplace: What’s Your Style?

Workplace conflict is an unavoidable consequence of everyday life. Some employees are magnets for conflict, while others manage to avoid tangles with co-workers on a regular basis. Eventually however, everyone has run-ins with someone on the job. Managers can spend anywhere from 25-60 percent of th…
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Relationship Solution Series Issue 2 Trust

Trust is a key part of any relationship. Do you see certain things that cause you not to trust your partner? Or, do you have unresolved issues that prevent you from trusting others? Trust You and your partner can develop trust in each other by following these tips! Be consistent. Be on time. Do…
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Mediating When Communication Breaks Down Between Coworkers

When coworkers are caught in conflict, do you know how to re-open the lines of communication without getting trapped in the fallout? Do you care—or do you just stay clear? As a leader, here’s what you can do to minimize the grumbling, reduce stress and hopefully resolve the issue: Avoid taking side…
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Recognizing Stress Triggers in the Workplace

There are several causes of work place stress. Great managers identify stressors within their department and put  strategies in place to minimize the risk of negative stress for their team. Some common stressors and positive management tips are: Demand-employees are able to cope with the demands of…
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Take the Stress Out of Performance Appraisals

Performance appraisals offer significant benefits to an organization by ensuring that each employee’s performance is contributing to business goals. While most organizations conduct performance reviews, only about 1/3 of the managers look forward to delivering the reviews to their team members. Perf…
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What Every Manager Needs to Know About Difficult People

Difficult employees are known for causing disruption & anxiety.  If you take the time to look beyond the behavior, the employee may be able to be saved and anxiety kept to a minimum.   How can a manager get “tuned in” to deal with the traits head on ultimately leading to a more productive employ…
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