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 »

Management Hack: Teams with Diverse Personalities

Posted by & filed under Accountability, Active Listening, Actively Engaged Workers, increasing personal effectiveness, Leadership.

One of your most valuable skills is the ability to “read” people. The people you interact with each day send you signals on how to work with them most effectively. If you learn what to look and listen for, each person will tell you exactly how to treat him effectively.   So what is there… Read more »

Are You in a Rut? Here’s How to Get Back on Track

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Are you in a professional or personal rut? What seemed like an interesting challenge to work on a few years ago might not seem that compelling anymore. What seemed like living the dream may not quite fit your plan, like it did a few years ago.  You see your peers climbing the corporate ladder of… Read more »

This Is How to Make Your Team More Effective

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Successful leaders have learned the art of managing success in their own lives. The base of their success usually lies in their personal accountability. That starts with self-accountability!  Those accountability skills can be applied to shaping, coaching and guiding success in others. Effective leaders are characterized by the way in which they help their teams… Read more »

Here’s How to Tell If You’re an Effective Leader

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Effective leadership is uncommon. Organizations tend to foster a culture that recruits and promotes on the basis of technical skills while undervaluing people skills. These same organizations compound the problem by rewarding the wrong individuals with more power, resources, and responsibility. They frequently reward individuals who are technical superstars but interpersonal underachievers. As these individuals… Read more »

9 Effective (and Practical) Communication Hacks You Can Use Today

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Whether you’re helping a customer troubleshooting an issue or giving your boss a project update, you need to communicate effectively and concisely. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done. Most people don’t take the time to improve these skills. Those who DO are ahead of the game! Be social. Breaking the ice and talking to someone you… 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 »