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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Managers often struggle with how to effectively empower team members.  How do we balance our responsibility of oversight with the autonomy that leads to engagement? The first step in answering that question may lie in the humble job description. The business world has a love-hate relationship with job descriptions, as demonstrated by the praise and…

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The feeling of finding a solid candidate to fill an open slot on a team is typically a mix of excitement, gratitude, and relief.  The excitement and gratitude are self-explanatory, but the relief is felt because the hiring process, when done well, takes time and attention away from other responsibilities. I’ve made the common mistake…

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