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TIPS for New Supervisors

T ⟶ train and coach employees for success I ⟶ inspire and motivate employees P ⟶ practice effective communication S ⟶ stop micromanaging

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Are you a good meeting facilitator?

What would your employees say about how you facilitate a meeting? I remember my first senior management meeting when I became a new employee for an international firm. This meeting was regularly set for once a month at 10:00am. I had been attending meetings at various organizations […]

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Active Listening isn’t Easy

It’s not speaking clearer or louder that will get you heard. It’s the listening. If you practice active listening in your communications with other, you’ll learn more. When you learn more, you have will have the information you need to improve your communication with your colleagues, friends […]

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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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Manager Tips – 3 Things to Never Do

3 Things you Must Never Do if you want your employees to trust you  

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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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Working as a team

Working as a team can be an easy and natural process, provided there is a clear vision of the goal that overrides the self-interest of each team member. Take a look at this photo and you will have no doubt about what an effective, self-directed team can […]

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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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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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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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