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January 27, 2020

You recruited the best of the best and they accepted the job. Your work is done. Wrong! Recruiting great employees is the first step and keeping them is the second.

Employee turnover is expensive. Studies show the total cost of losing an employee can range from 1.5-2X...

November 20, 2019

We all have been in meetings that get off topic, run too long, or weren't needed in the first place. Here is how to handle some of the most common difficulties in a meeting:

One Person Dominates the Conversation- "Joe, I love all of your ideas. Let's get input from ever...

September 30, 2019

Practical tips on how to write emails that people will understand and want to read, i.e. use Human Speak.

Have you ever had two employees disagree so much you felt like their issues could never be resolved? Don't worry, you're not alone. Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. As a manager, you need to learn to deal with it before it affects your team's performance.

When t...

August 5, 2019

Have you ever given feedback to an employee that you thought went really well, and then you heard through the grapevine your employee commented that you are micromanaging? What you intend to say and what the listener hears are not always the same.  Add in the listener'...

July 29, 2019

“I’m going to be a professional listener,” said a participant at our workshop for the Better Business Bureau this past week. That was his biggest takeaway from the session; Steph and I were giddy about his goal. We all aim to be great listeners, but how well do we real...

July 22, 2019

When providing feedback, it is important to focus on the positive and not only the negative.
Before we provide tips for feedback, consider changing the words positive to praise and negative to re-direct. These terms come from The New One Minute Manager and both clearly...

Do you want your employees to care as much as you do? Start with treating them how you would want to be treated! Start valuing their ideas and giving them purpose. Make sure your employees feel heard and part of the team and not just another notch in the machine....

June 24, 2019

Organizations take their best engineers, best accountants, best sales people, best nurses and promote them to management with little to no training or support. Within a year, these best supervisors/managers may quit because they fail at leading people. And many of thei...

What do you do when an employee puts her social life before work? It is hard to make an employee do something outside of normal hours, but when it comes to big events, you should expect your employees to pull their weight. When they don't, the problem isn't about the n...

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