How to Use Color in Your Wardrobe to Your Advantage

The colors we choose to wear affect us more than we might think.  People tend to associate colors with many different things and oftentimes the colors we wear have meaning beyond just the visual.  Different colors create different moods and are appropriate in different settings.  Think about it…there’s a reason we don’t wear red or […]

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Proactive Management vs. Passive Authoritative Management

As the “baby boomer” generation move towards retirement, it leaves more and more leadership positions to be filled by the next generational demographic.  It also means the time has never been better to examine pertinent issues surrounding leadership styles.  We are now presented with an opportunity to reevaluate what good leadership looks like.  This includes […]

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The 10 Worst Movie Bosses of All Time

Most of us have had a boss at some point that was less than stellar.  They are the ones we remember as being unorganized, micromanagers, too friendly with the staff, or just flat out rude.  As bad as these bosses might have seemed, they pale in comparison to the managerial styles of the most loathsome […]

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How to Parlay Your Team’s Weaknesses into Strengths

In a perfect world, your team would be great at everything they did and they would be successful 100% of the time.  However, it is an imperfect world and we all have to face the fact that we are good at some things and not so great at others.  When you are a manager, this […]

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How to Calm Your Mind When HR Summons You

You arrive to work in the morning and within minutes you find out that HR would like to meet with you.  This unexpected meeting can immediately cause butterflies to well up in your stomach and you are overcome with nerves.  You might find yourself stressed because you aren’t sure what to expect, what the topic […]

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How to Leverage Employee Referrals Effectively

Part of building a successful company is hiring good employees.  As any business grows, more positions become available and companies are left with the task of finding quality candidates.  When it comes to looking for new hires, the first step should always be to ask existing employees for any referrals.  Research has shown that getting […]

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How to Conduct a Performance Review When the News Isn’t Good

Performance reviews give employers a chance to provide feedback, recognize quality performance, and set expectations for future performance.  They are one of the most important communication tools businesses can use.  However, reviews are not always filled with compliments and a list of accolades.  Sometimes managers might be faced with having to give an under-performing employee […]

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Create Healthy Boundaries with Your Employees

The average full-time American employee spends about 47 hours a week at their job.  This means that people spend about 1/3 of their time between Monday and Friday at the workplace.  Given that our jobs are such a big part of our lives it is easy for managers and their employees to get too personal […]

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How to Handle Employee Tardiness

Whether you own your own business or you are a managing a team for a large corporation, you rely on your employees to help you do your job efficiently.  If an employee is constantly late for work, it can start to negatively impact their performance as well as the morale of the team.  Other employees […]

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