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Avoiding New Leadership Mistakes…

New leaders have a very tough job ahead of themselves.  It means getting accustomed to your new role, plus building up trust, and earning your credibility all while getting results. Achieving one or the other might seem reasonable but doing everything at once can be an overwhelming undertaking. And whether you are new to the …
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Your Employees Have Great Ideas

As a business owner, when problems arise and questions come up, what can you usually boil the answer down to? Productivity…Your business is prosperous when productivity is up. Your employee’s productivity is closely connected to their motivation and inspiration, which is in turn is linked to their happiness. Therefore, when you have happy employees, you …
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The signs of an over-stressed employee…

Stress and unhappiness in the office can overwhelmingly affect your business. It’s only natural that we tend to have high business standards for our companies, but we may not notice that we tend to combine too many different demands on our staff, especially during periods of elevated growth. Sometimes pressure can be a good thing, …
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Praise leads to great triumphs

Praise in the business world is so important.  As a leader it can be a very strong and effective method to motivate your personnel and it takes very little time or effort. So much of today’s workforce is disengaged in their surroundings, they aren’t committed to their jobs and therefore not productive! Really, there are …
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Don’t settle for Mediocrity

There are few things in personnel management more challenging than managing mediocre performers. In business we usually place most of our efforts on highest and lowest performers.  To the first group we give praise and even prizes.  And to the second, we tend to give them support and guidance. What about your employees that are …
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Employee engagement starts with their questions…

Asking questions is a crucial component of an active workplace.   As children we have a natural curiosity that seems to get squashed in a large corporation environment. So many leaders are either content with how things stand or just aren’t very interested in having anything challenged. Getting your employees to think differently and ask questions …
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Get in the Right Mindset…

Just about everyone worries about difficult and challenging conversations.  It can be an even more stressful feeling knowing that you need to have a tough talk with someone at work. Sometimes the hardest part about having a difficult conversation with someone is just getting it started. Planning and preparation can help calm down some of …
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Are you an initiator?

Farmer A certain farmer had become old and ready to pass his farm down to one of his two sons. When he brought his sons together to speak about it, he told them: The farm will go to the younger son. The older son was furious! “What are you talking about?!” he fumed. The father sat patiently, thinking. …
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Who is in charge of your calendar?

Do you manage your calendar or does it manage you?  At the end of most days do you have a feeling of accomplishment or frustration? Calendar management is just another form of balance in your life.  Finding the time to accomplish all of the things that we need to do and all of the things …
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