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How Independence Day Can Inspire Your Supervisory Style

Supervisors have a challenging role. They’re expected to move their team towards the organization’s strategic goals, keep their staff productive and engaged, and complete their own work. How do top supervisors balance it all?  The upcoming 4th of July holiday, aka Independence Day, points us in the right direction. Supervisors who give their team members…

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5 Ways to Stay Calm When Someone is Angry with You

Emotions are contagious. When you’re with someone who is in a good mood, it makes you feel good.  And when you’re with someone who’s down, it’s hard to stay perky. This is especially true with anger.  I remember the words of a client who said to me after a two-hour irate discussion with a colleague,…

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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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How to Approach Spring Turnover with a Fresh Perspective

Spring is in full swing here in the Midwest.  The leaves are filling in, the grass is growing, and the flowers are showing their colors.  There’s an energy of growth and activity in the air. Even a mild case of spring fever can prompt someone to look for a new job.  So as business owners,…

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