When Gen Xers Manage Millennials

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Millennials may be the younger brothers and sisters of Gen Xers, but they were raised differently, with different expectations from their (usually Boomer) parents. Gen Xers, now in the role of manager to Millennial employees, are finding that their view of work, priorities, and use of time differ from those of their employees. Born between… Read more »

Capitalizing on Your Core Skills: Critical Listening

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We all interface with a variety of messages every day. But who are those messages for? Are they intended to help the communicator or the receiver? Critical listening can be learned with practice but is not necessarily easy to do. You may be an expert at discerning when messages contain accurate information, are biased toward… Read more »

5 Tips for Effective Team Building Retreats

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Team building retreats can improve employee performance, increase job satisfaction, and lead to greater cooperation and a heightened understanding of your company’s business goals and objectives. Focusing on the following areas during the planning stages will ensure your next team building event has the desired, long-term results. Make Team Building Activities Relevant The team building… Read more »

Manage & Expand Your Energy!

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There’s a human energy crisis in business today. Managers and employees have survived the worst economic downturn in 60 years and as a result the demand on our energy is at an all-time high.  Every employee is under constant pressure to perform as we are being asked to do more with less–to be more productive,… Read more »

Increase Productivity Now

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We all want to increase productivity, right? Becoming more effective includes increased productivity is a result of many factoris, including in greater focus, fewer distractions, better time management, and other key skills. But all of them lead to the holy grail of increased productivity. We’re talking about productivity that does not leave you frantic and… Read more »

4 Quick Strategies to Improve Your Career Today

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Effective communication skills are vital to a successful, rewarding business. You need to communicate well with your clients, staff, partners, associates, and vendors. Improving your communication skills will let you express yourself with more confidence; more confidence will help you attract more clients and influence your peers and referral sources. You probably feel that you… Read more »

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 »