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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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How to Improve Evaluations to Improve Performance

Performance Evaluation

Raise your hand if you dread your annual performance evaluation.  Okay, stop waiving 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…

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