3 Ways to Increase Trust (& Productivity!) in Your Team Today

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Productive work relationships are based on trust.  An environment of trust carries with it an implicit message that you have each other’s best interests in mind, clearing the way for employees to accept criticism and even anger from their manager. They know deep down that the boss really means to help. Managers need to be… Read more »

3 Keys to Building Trust with Your Employees

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Any positive working relationship is based on trust. An environment of trust assumes that both parties will be safe, and it carries with it an implicit message that you have each others’ best interests in mind. That is why employees can accept criticism and even anger from a boss they trust. The employees know deep… Read more »

Successful Employee Feedback in a Nutshell

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A powerful transformation is underway. More successful small and mid-sized businesses are embracing “strategic HR” to drive higher performance, productivity and profits. But you probably know it hasn’t always been this way. That was Then… Historically, HR has not been viewed as a key businesses driver, unlike “vital” functions such as sales, marketing, or operations…. Read more »

Learn the Power of Effective Feedback

Posted by & filed under Communicating To Manage Performance, Communication.

Acquiring effective feedback skills is one of the cornerstones of communicating to manage performance. Specific feedback encourages positive behavior. Not all positive feedback is created equal. Unfortunately generic (wishy washy, “nice job”) positive feedback can have reducing impact or even disengage employees over time.  In addition generic positive feedback is often accompanied by specific detailed… Read more »

The Top 6 Reasons Managers Fail to Plan

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Some believe that planning is dead! They say that today’s environment changes too often and too quickly. Despite the disruptive and incessant pace of change, planning is still an important function in the workplace. A good plan provides a framework for organizing company resources and it provides direction for employees on how they can help the company… Read more »

This One Skill Will Increase Team Productivity Today!

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“The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest.” – Albert Einstein Communicating to Manage Performance & taking ownership of your behavior are key strengths in developing and cultivating a culture of continuous improvement. Inspiring each and every employee – specifically those closest to the front line – to find ways to increase effectiveness,… Read more »

Increase Personal Effectiveness with Your Own Brand

Posted by & filed under Active Listening, Actively Engaged Workers, career development leadership development, increasing personal effectiveness, Performance Management, Personal Effectiveness, Professional Presence in a Casual World.

If you thought of yourself as a product, what would your brand be? What kind of slogan or mission would your “product” embrace and what do you think other people would say your brand is? Use whatever gift you have received to serve others (financial advisor, accountant, software engineer, etc.). Be grateful for customers, they… Read more »

What’s Coming Next? Generation Z!

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Generation “Z” also known as the Click Generation, Generation Net, Digital Natives – The youngest of the “5G Workplace,” Generation Z, is just coming into the workforce. It’s premature to report on the impact of this generation, but we can expect these future leaders to bring their own attitudes and expectations to work, just like… Read more »

Master this Skill to Improve Communication Today

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As bureaucracies are flattened and autonomy and decision-making are pushed further and further down into the organization, listening becomes, not just important, but vital. Listening or Hearing, the Importance of Listening – “Are you listening to me?” This question is often asked because the speaker thinks the listener is nodding off or daydreaming. We sometimes… Read more »