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How to Create a Vacation-Friendly Culture

The school year is either finished or wrapping up for students.  Summer is in full bloom. I have an important question for you.  Have you scheduled your summer vacation? I’m headed out today on a mini-vaca.  It’s a four-day weekend out of town with family; my first of several planned vacations this summer. But I’ve…

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3 Powerful Ways Supervisors Nurture Big Creativity at Work

The activities that have made your organization successful in the past are likely not the same activities that will ensure it thrives in the future. As people responsible for the productivity of others, supervisors can, at times, see how their teams are limited by what is in place today. Thinking beyond what is requires stretching…

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5 Ways Top Supervisors Position New Hires for Success

Last week we talked about Spring turnover and how to approach it with a different mindset.  Having to fill an open position on your team can be stressful; so there’s usually a huge sigh of relief once you’ve identified the right person. But for me, that feeling of calm only lasts until I remember that…

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7 Amazingly Simple Ways for Supervisors to Build Trust

I don’t believe that rah-rah speeches motivate people.  In my experience, the more effective route is to hire people who are intrinsically motivated to do great work and then do everything possible not to demotivate them. Few things demotivate people faster than working with a supervisor they don’t trust. Why is trust so important?  When…

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