Try These Quizzes to Define Your Management Style

The ability to manage people is the foundation of organizational success.  Having said that, why is it that some managers flourish while others flounder?  Many managers share the same professional qualifications but far more often their success depends on how they manage.  A manager’s leadership style must mesh well with their team and work culture.  […]

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5 Key Differences between a Leader and a Boss

It is common for people to think of a leader and a boss as one in the same, but the fact is they are nearly opposites.  What, then, makes a leader different than a boss?  Simply put, leaders motivate and empower while bosses focus on themselves and getting a job done. When it comes to […]

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4 Unique Team Building Activities

A team that works well together is more productive, more successful, and happier in the workplace.  However, team building activities at work can be tricky, especially when they tend to induce more eye rolls than high fives.  Despite the efforts of managers, team building events oftentimes come across as a bit hokie and don’t get […]

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Why Face-to-Face Requests are More Effective Than Emails

Email is one of the most popular forms of communication, and for good reason.  It is quick, easy-to-use, and it’s free! It remains one of most effective and important marketing channels, but despite its popularity research has proven that it’s still not as persuasive as a good old face-to-face conversation.  When businesses are making a […]

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What Makes an Effective Manager?

We have all seen fabulous managers-the ones who have an infectious love for the company, who truly care about their employees, and who have the ability to make informed decisions with knowledge and empathy.  However, it oftentimes feel like these managers are far and few between.  It can seem next to impossible to find someone […]

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Top 3 Mistakes Managers Make that Make Good Employees Quit

It’s not uncommon to hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and for good reason.  Losing employees is very disruptive and costly for businesses.  That said, managers tend to blame their turnover rate on a multitude of reasons while failing to see the root of the problem: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. […]

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6 Reasons to Invest in Management Training

Management training can be a major investment for many companies, but well-trained managers are critical to the success of any organization.  Management Training provides managers with the skills necessary to get the best performance out of their employees.  Through good training programs, managers learn how to effectively lead their team to success. Though it can […]

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How to Make Difficult Conversations with Your Employers Easier

Whether you are reprimanding an employee for inappropriate behavior or presiding over a poor performance review, difficult conversations with employees are an inevitable part of management.  How can you prepare for this type of discussion?  How do you find the right words to say?  The key is to learn how to talk to your employee […]

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Top 3 Reasons You Are Losing Your Employees

Regardless of the industry, many companies have a difficult time holding on to their best and brightest employees.  This can be a devastating blow if you lose one of your top performing employees.  It is also very costly for companies to train new hires when an individual leaves.  Managers need to take a good look […]

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