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Don’t stress them out!

In today’s technology age, we are given so much information at out fingertips.  Information upon information…And with all this endless amount of data, comes a continuous stream of work…for everyone! But today, it is actually more important than ever to have your employees happy and productive. If you can keep them enthusiastic and connected, your …
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A very hard transition…

Not every employee you hire is destined to be a manger.   Some of us are designed to be working strictly with numbers, others might have trouble talking performance issues with their peers. “Remember most of the best directors of motion pictures and managers of sports teams were not the stars of the movies or star …
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Empathy is Essential!

Having empathy in the workplace is important.  Having the ability to step into someone else’s shoes can show you have a deep respect for what they are going through and that you care about them. Part of being an effective leader is to be able to be mindful of your employee’s feelings and understanding their …
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Networking for the long-term

You’ve spent a long time cultivating and creating your personal network.  It is undoubtedly a very valuable business asset and it should be treated as such! No matter what career stage you are in, people are interested in sharing their expertise and it’s very important that you maintain your network…but how do you do this …
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It’s time to stop micromanaging!

Micromanaging has different effects on different people.  Some will work harder and harder to try and earn your trust, while others will become dependent on being told what to do.  Some might just resist it and argue a lot but the bottom line is…being micromanaged is not enjoyable at all. There are many reasons why …
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It’s easy to delegate!

As a business owner freeing up some time could bring about so many possibilities.  If you could just free up one hour a day over the next year, you’ll find yourself with a month of free time. What would or could you do with an extra month? You could concentrate on growing your business or …
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Leaving doesn’t have to be so hard

There is usually excitement when it comes to starting a new position, especially after you’ve looked for some time. It can be easy to become so engrossed in the possibility of a new job, you might forget how to professionally leave your current one. For some people, it might feel really good to up and quit and …
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You only get one…so make it great!

It takes only seconds to form an opinion, so we really need to use that valuable time wisely! Whether it’s a potential employer, employee or even a client, making a strong first impression will help develop relationships, be an indicator as to your demeanor, attitude and your overall personal character. People will decide how much …
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Get connected….

Businesses practices are shifting more quickly than ever before.  We have teams spread out, possibly through many different countries, and virtual meetings are becoming the norm. So, when it’s not practical or cost-effective to bring team members together in one location, there is Skype or other virtual technologies over computers or mobile devices, to conduct …
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One on One…one very important meeting!

It is very important as a leader to have one on one meetings with your staff and direct reports. They need to be regularly scheduled meetings that you sit down with your direct reports and talk.  This can be a great opportunity for you as the leader to motivate, encourage, inspire, mentor, listen, solve problems, …
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