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Can you motivate a temp?

If you are having difficulty finding work, one strategy is to join the “temp community.” Like many of you out there, I have friends who work as temps while actively seeking regular full time employment. That’s what I would do if I were in their shoes. But […]

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Is there a Communication Gap between Manager & Employee

Here are three quick tips for you to consider.   If you want effective communication with your employees you must actively listen. Active listening requires approaching a situation with an open and curious mind. You will need to focus on someone else rather than your own thoughts […]

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Top 6 Tips for the Micromanager [Video]

How to become a recovering micromanager Micromanagement creates a sense of distrust… A micromanager will   Chances are the employee will not be feeling very good about this. The short video offers recovering micromanagers 6 tips to battle these tendencies.

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How can I get my manager to change?

Getting my Manager to Change…   Dear Jeanne, My manager doesn’t listen. She is stubborn and bossy. I never seem to do anything right. I don’t like working with her. How can I get her to change? Janet   …and my response:   Dear Janet, I once […]

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Can Effective Supervision be like a Strong Marriage?

I’ve been coaching a very nice young man, Sam, who is a highly motivated employee in a company that works in the security industry. Sam is one of the company stars. He is well respected by management and his colleagues. Recently, he was promoted to a manager […]

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The Importance of Active Listening

Why active listening is essential when dealing with difficult employees. Active listening is the most important element in the communication process. Many people think it’s the words we speak that will send the intended message. The problem with that thinking is that many of us are not […]

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Help me, I can’t stop micromanaging!

Ever feel like you can’t stop micromanaging? Yesterday I received this email: Dear Jeanne, I work in a highly technical field. Six months ago I was promoted to supervisor, and I am terrified that my employees will make mistakes. We have strict timelines and accuracy is essential. […]

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4 Tips for Establishing Accountability without the Authority

Establishing accountability without the authority…   How can I get Randy to give me the reports I need when he doesn’t even report to me? I was asked this question during a recent meeting with a supervisor, Tim. Tim did not have a direct reporting relationship with […]

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Know when to Forgive your Employee

Do you know when to forgive your employee ? Here is an excellent tip for all supervisors and managers – —>>> Know when to Forgive your Employee. Below is an excerpt from the article written by Rosabeth Moss Kanter posted on the Harvard Business Review titled – […]

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The New Supervisor’s Creed

It isn’t easy learning how to supervise a team of people. It’s doubly hard if you are plopped into the middle of it all mostly because you are very good at your technical work. Those technical skills don’t often translate to the supervisory skills that you will […]

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Confused?

Sam, the supervisor of a team of IT help desk employees, felt his work environment was chaotic and out of his control.

His employees would seek transfers or new jobs at a much greater rate than his peers ....

How can Sam fix this problem?

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Frustrated?

“Meetings are always late and we don’t accomplish anything" - -

"I hate going to meetings”

Is this a common cry at your company?

+ A well run meeting shows respect for your employees

Some tips to help with this ....

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Angry?

Your employees don’t seem to come to you when they have work issues.

You’ve been trying to help by sending regular reminder emails and checking their work frequently. - Nothing is working!!

What is wrong with your employees?

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