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Make Challenging Conversations Stress-free

We have all been in situations where we have had a coworker who interrupts us constantly, a team member who isn’t living up to their potential or a supervisor who maybe isn’t supporting our career goals. Whatever the situation, two things remain the same… They are very stressful situations They won’t get better unless you …
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Be flexible…learn to be resilient

Every day we deal with changes…changes in our personal lives, changes with our business and in the economy.   Each day in the office we have to manage unforeseen happenings, continual instabilities, technology, many different personalities and so much more. As leaders, the more we can be accommodating, flexible, adaptable and resilient will only make us …
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A Day with No Meetings!

No matter your business, everyone’s work life includes meetings.  Some may have more than others but we all have days that we find it impossible to get any real work done. In fact there are not many things that can kill productivity more than a day filled with meetings and conference calls. It is becoming …
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Managing all the to-do’s

When it comes to managing our tasks, no one does it the same.  We all have so many things to do and so much on our to do lists. All the tasks you have planned out in your head might seem pretty straightforward.  You make a list, you plan to accomplish it within the day …
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Leaders Need to Reveal The Big Picture

“The big picture”…It is so important in business, and everyone needs to see it.  When the whole company is on board, it creates the framework that allows your staff to be drawn all to the same outcome. It’s imperative that everyone in the organization recognize that results are not any one person’s responsibility.  The focus …
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Executives don’t know EVERYTHING…

Communicating is one of the most important things you can do as a leader. It is so important for engagement, performance and overall job satisfaction.  And the further you are up on the company ladder sometimes the more difficult it can be to keep that connection with your staff! It can be so difficult staying …
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Developing your team through questions

There is something about asking the right questions…it sets things in motion.  Stuff begin to move forward and with that we yield a process of action and change. As business leaders, it’s our job to ask the right questions.  We need to ask them so that our people and our company can evolve. What do …
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Working out the conflicts

Conflict in the workplace is cause for much stress and it can be the reason for considerable loss in productivity.   There are employee disputes, bullying and personality conflicts that cause so many differences in opinion and employee friction. When you can manage these conflicts, you can keep harmony and keep you team functioning at their …
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The skill of giving Criticism

It can be a very difficult task to give an employee some criticism and as a leader there is just no way around it.  But when it comes to giving a critique there is definitely a right and a wrong way … If you can learn to give tough criticism with the right approach you …
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