What Kind of Supervisor Do You Want to Be?

Human resource recruiters having a project meeting.

Most of us never ask ourselves this question.  Supervisors are expected to be better at juggling than clowns riding unicycles at the circus, so how many actually have time for deep contemplation about supervisory style? However, success in any area of life is preceded by focusing on the things that you want.  If you aren’t…

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4 Simple Ways to Build Effective Relationships with Staff

Great Working Relationships

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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How to Positively Manage Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace

HR consultants in Michigan having a discussion about mental health awareness.

1 in 5 (46.6 million) adults in the United States experience a mental health condition in a given year. (www.nami.org) That means, in an organization that employs 100 people, 20 are likely challenged with a mental health condition. Managers and leaders know that people must be physically healthy to perform well, but sometimes forget how…

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2 Easy Steps to Ensure Success in the Next 5 Years

A business woman writing in her planner

If I go back to school now, when I finish in four years, I’ll be 60. So, why bother?  Well, you’ll be 60 in four years regardless of whether you go back to school or not. So, why not do something you enjoy? As the saying goes, if you’re not moving ahead, you’re falling behind. …

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