Posts Categorized: Management

Common Leadership Challenges in the Office

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Effective leadership can make or break a company. When a company finds a good leader, everything and everyone underneath it falls into place. People work harder and stay engaged with their work, meaning that productivity, efficiency, and innovation all improve. But when the leader at the helm struggles, the company can become characterized by disengagement,… Read more »

Are You Wasting Time in Meetings?

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Meetings are important. There’s something about face-to-face communications that you just can’t get over the phone, Skype, email, text, or other written forms of communication. But too many companies are guilty of an excessive number of meetings. Pointless meetings that fill calendars and waste time. So how do you know which meetings are essential and… Read more »

Improving Your Management Skills 12/12: Supporting Your Team

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Perhaps the most important thing you can do as a manager is to make your team feel supported. If they don’t feel like you have their backs, your team won’t feel as confident, won’t trust you, and they won’t work as hard for you. They should feel like they have access to the right resources, tools, and training to… Read more »

5 Motivating Technology TED Talks to Listen To

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There’s no better place to find inspiration than in a TED Talk. Speakers at these conferences are accomplished, super-knowledgeable, and genuinely inspiring, no matter what industry they’re in. Listen to a TED Talk, and you’ll usually walk away with more information than you know what to do with and the motivation to achieve great things…. Read more »

Improving Your Management Skills 11/12: Have an Open Mind

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There are a few red flags when it comes to an insufferable manager. Qualities include micromanager, dictator, and narrow-minded, to name a few. These managers need to show off their authority every chance they get, which would be fine if that’s all it was. Employees could roll their eyes and then go on about their days,… Read more »

How Many Rounds of Interviews Are The Most Effective?

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As managers, we know that a bad hire can be costly. It hurt your team’s morale, and you have to decide whether to retrain or start over. Retraining costs time and money as does recruiting, hiring, and onboarding a replacement. So it’s understandable that you’re inclined to take your time when hiring. But how many rounds of interviews are enough? Here are some answers. Invest… Read more »

Improving Your Management Skills 10/12: Having Good Judgment

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As a manager, you’re responsible for dozens and dozens of decisions every single day, which means that good judgment is absolutely essential for effective leadership. Without it, you’ll likely make mistakes that could cost you your reputation and the wellbeing of your company. But don’t let the pressure of all that paralyze you into indecision. Here are… Read more »

Why You Should be Encouraging Collaboration in the Workplace

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There are a lot of factors that contribute to whether or not a company is successful, but one of the biggest is how well the employees are able to work as a team. Teamwork helps companies function quicker and more effectively. A group of people can work faster than a single person, as long as each… Read more »

Improving Your Management Skills 8/12: Figure out Effective Motivation Tactics

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You’ve got a cast of dream employees, and now you need to figure out how to keep them happy and motivated. You need them to work as efficiently as possible so you can boost productivity, keep costs down, and maximize revenue. Plus, you want them to be satisfied and challenged enough that they stick around. Here are… Read more »