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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 de-motivate 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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What Kind of Supervisor Do You Want to Be?

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

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How Can Job Descriptions Help Your Business Soar?

As a busy person with a lot on your plate, you might find yourself wondering, “Why should I bother with writing job descriptions? They take too much time to write and are too constraining for a growing, flexible business. Aren’t they just unnecessary bureaucracy?” In reality, when well-designed, these brief one to two-page documents can…

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A Strong HR Foundation to Skyrocket Small Businesses Success

As the owner or leader of a small business or organization, you know there are legal compliance issues that come into play as soon as you hire your very first staff person.  Therefore, human resources (HR) functions must be performed. However, having a strong HR program goes beyond compliance tasks to create a more engaged,…

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