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January 06, 2020

Be a Problem Solver, Not a Complainer

Problems are a part of everyday reality in every workplace. That's true no matter where you work or who your colleagues are. Most of the time, you are probably dealing with...
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December 03, 2019

No, Your Superstars Don't Want to Manage Themselves

How much of my management time should I spend on each member of my team? It's a question many managers have asked themselves at some point. Should they spend more time with the...
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October 25, 2019

How to Manage Performance for Creative Work

If performance management is all about driving continuous improvement in productivity and quality--and helping employees strike a balance toggling back and forth between speed...
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October 01, 2019

Soft Skills: Teaching Personal Responsibility

When it comes to teaching personal responsibility, the key is shifting someone's focus on the factors that are within their own control. Most often, when an employee struggles...
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September 12, 2019

Don't Lose Your New Hire--Stay Top of Mind

As important as it is to be very selective when hiring, you also must do it fast! If you move too slowly, you will lose your new hire. The two watchwords of your selection...
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Topics:   Management ,   Hire
September 06, 2019

How Managers Can Help Reskill Your Organization

We are on the brink of a reskilling revolution in the workforce, and it has already begun in organizations such as Amazon and Wal-Mart. The increasing pace of change has made it...
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August 22, 2019

When Managing Large Teams, Use Your Chain of Command

Managerial spans of control have gotten wider and wider. As a result, most managers are responsible for too many people. Without a doubt, this has contributed to the under...
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July 31, 2019

Help! I Need an Employee to Go the Extra Mile

A lot of managers ask me, "What about the employee who does just enough work and does it just well enough and nothing else? How do you motivate that person to go the extra...
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Topics:   Teamwork ,   Employee Engagement
July 23, 2019

Make Your Management Concrete: Turn Company Values into Actions Employees Can Take

Building a strong culture, one that attracts and retains the best talent, is a huge undertaking for any organization. Undoubtedly the most difficult part is aligning the entire...
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July 18, 2019

Stick to the Basics: The Leadership Wisdom of Dave Christiansen

Dave Christiansen, CEO of MKC If asked to describe his leadership philosophy, Dave Christiansen may offer you this quote from Walter Lippmann: "The final test of a leader...
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June 26, 2019

Employee Burnout? That Could Be a Sign of Undermanagement

Burnout has officially been recognized as more than just a cultural phenomenon. The condition is now recognized by the WHO, probably to some relief from the HR departments who...
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Topics:   Management ,   Life Balance ,   Human Resources
June 13, 2019

Four Ways to Tap into the Short-Term Transactional Mindset in Order to Improve Retention

Attracting, hiring, and retaining the best employees is a lot more complex than it used to be. It's no longer enough for employers to offer the same basic benefits or rely on...
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