Leadership

How to Lead Your Team to More New Ideas

We’ve all heard the saying, if you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward. Moving forward requires change and change requires you to do things differently. Many teams struggle with moving beyond the status quo. By engaging your entire team in exploring options, you’ll increase the odds that they commit to the resulting changes. This makes…

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How to Hold More Effective Meetings

In the work world, you’ll rarely see more eye-rolling as you do when you announce a meeting has been scheduled. Meetings feel like a necessary evil.  Even if we believe communicating as a team is important, it feels like meetings steal time from individual productivity. The gatherings have developed a bad rap because they can…

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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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Excellent Hiring Will Make You an In-Demand Manager

Top performers are good at what they do and are recognized by others as being better than average.  How do you build a reputation as a high-performing manager? Managers must do a wide variety of things well.  However, when you look at the cause and effect relationships between all these responsibilities, there is one that…

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