4 Simple Ways to Build Effective Relationships with Staff

Do you connect easier with some of your direct reports than others?  Are you more comfortable communicating with your high performers than other team members?  Do you have employees that you sense don’t respect you? These are all common experiences for supervisors and managers.  Great leaders have figured out how to make positive connections with…

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Best Books to Become a Better Boss

Supervising people is challenging.  If you want to be successful as a supervisor or manager, you must continually improve.  A fast and simple way to do this is by reading regularly. But time is tight for most working people, so you may be wondering if reading is worth the time investment. Let’s look at a…

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How to Find the Willpower to Address Performance Issues

We all have parts of our jobs that we don’t like as much as others.  For supervisors and managers, the position comes with some tough interpersonal responsibilities. I’ve yet to meet a supervisor who likes to tell someone they’ve done something wrong or fire someone who is not a good fit for the role.  Delivering…

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How to Improve Evaluations to Improve Performance

HR Consultants going over an employee performance evaluation form.

Raise your hand if you dread your annual performance evaluation.  Okay, stop waving your arm around; I see you!  I hear you!  I feel your pain! If you’re like most people, having someone judge your performance is nerve-wracking.  Although the majority of people agree there is some value in performance reviews, most would gladly skip…

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