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For managers, learning how to be a better listener for their team can be challenging. You want to offer endless support, but your responsibilities are stacking up and it’s tough to find the time. When your team was smaller you were able to check in with everyone more often, but you have less bandwidth now.   No matter how busy things get, it’s crucial to give employees a...
Being an impactful manager, and a clear communicator goes hand in hand. A major proponent to effective communication extends beyond what managers say to how they say it. The inadvertent cues we give off with our body language affect how our messages are received by our audience, which can...
No manager looks forward to firing someone on their team, but it’s an unfortunate reality that many eventually have to face. You may not have thought much about how to fire an employee until you found yourself in the position to do so. It’s a tough task to take...
Imagine this. A carpenter is commissioned to build a very specific house for a client, but he isn’t given any plans or blueprints. This is a recipe for failure. Unfortunately, this is also what employees experience when leaders don’t provide them with clear team expectations.  According to a study from...
In a perfect world, no manager would need training or advice on how to deal with a difficult employee. Teams would be made up of motivated and passionate high-performers who always act with integrity and treat others with respect. But the fact is that no one is perfect, and...
In a perfect work environment, you would have a great manager, a clearly defined role and expectations. But Gallup says that companies fail to hire or promote managers with the right talent for the job 82% of the time. So what can you do if you have a difficult...
Recognition is an important part of employee culture. As a manager, recognizing your team for their efforts is the cornerstone to building trust and employee engagement. However, it’s equally important to make sure peers share recognition amongst themselves. Peers have a different vantage point when it comes to knowing...
For decades, physical presence and positive work environments have been central to building relationships at work. The shift to remote work mixes things up. There’s no more water cooler chatter or desk buddies to bond with. This can adversely affect our ability to truly connect with our colleagues. Yet, can...