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 »

How to Develop Generation X Leaders

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The Generation-Xers (Born 1961-1980), the first born children of the Baby Boomers, are often referred to as latch-key kids because while their parents were working long hours climbing the corporate ladder, the Xers came home and took care of themselves. At approximately 51 million born in the United States, a relatively small generation, this group… Read more »

Lead First & Be the Boss Second!

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We’ve heard it said many times, “You can be a leader no matter what position you are in.”  It’s hard to argue with that statement! It’s a little tougher to live it out though. Why else would so many managers feel powerless to make a difference in their organizations; let alone anyone that isn’t in… Read more »

8 Questions for Postive Change in Your Workplace

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To ensure positive change in your workplace, focus on nine key areas to that help the change process less painful. Leading change requires us to be extremely thoughtful and attentive to those we are dealing with, whether that’s a team or person. Before approaching your team with an upcoming change, answer these questions for yourself…. Read more »

Influencing Employees To Accomplish Goals

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If you want people to think, give them intent, not instructions. There’s no reason to waste important time and energy admonishing your team members about what’s been done. Instead, clarify your expectations to show your team how they can accomplish goals or how a particular employee can achieve his or her objectives. Communicate clearly and… Read more »

Taking Key Communication Knowledge from the Medical Industry

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A recent study by the National Institute of Health found that good doctors communicate effectively with patients—they identify patients’ problems more accurately, and patients are more satisfied with the care they receive.  “Good” doctors are those whose patients adjust better psychologically and are more satisfied with their care, they have greater job satisfaction, and less… Read more »

Communicate to Manage Performance: Introverts vs Extroverts

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Meetings Introverts are not likely to share ideas in a large setting, whereas extroverts welcome the public communication. Get the most out of your introverted staff by providing a smaller group setting where they can shine. Large, weekly meetings aren’t as productive as was previously thought. Consider making that a monthly meeting, and have a… Read more »

The Most Valuable Management Skill

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Qualified managers and leaders are integral to a smoothly operating workplace and the growth of your organization. But what separates the average and highly effective managers? The ability to develop their staff. According to a recent Harvard Business Review article, “Job seekers from entry-level to executive are more concerned with opportunities for learning and development… Read more »

Can Gratitude be the secret to creating a more Efficient Team?

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“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward How often do you express appreciation? By saying “thank you” after a co-worker or employee has helped in anyway, is showing gratitude. It can go beyond a job well done; simply being thankful for having employment is… Read more »