Management

How Independence Day Can Inspire Your Supervisory Style

Supervisors have a challenging role. They’re expected to move their team towards the organization’s strategic goals, keep their staff productive and engaged, and complete their own work, too. How do top supervisors balance it all?  The upcoming 4th of July holiday, aka Independence Day, points us in the right direction. Supervisors who give their team…

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5 Ways Top Supervisors Position New Hires for Success

In our May 1st article, I talked about Spring turnover and how to approach it with a different mindset. Having to fill an open position on your team can be stressful; so there’s usually a huge sigh of relief once you’ve identified the right person. But for me, that feeling of calm only lasts until…

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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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