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Make Them GLAD Youre Their Boss
Criticism has the power to do good when there is something that must be destroyed, dissolved or reduced, but it is capable only of harm when there is something to be built. --Carl JungPeople won't leave if they're glad you're their boss.
Reflections in the Glass Ceiling
The recent news about one of America's most powerful woman ceo's being removed from office has raised the discussion about gender bias, again. It disappoints me that in 2005, I still hear women clients talking about "the old boys' network".
Rethinking Workplace Security: How the Rules Have Changed
The workplace has traditionally been a dangerous place. Very early in mankind's history perils emanated from the place and type of work they performed.
Encouraging Behavior That Gets Results
You're the boss, and you have every reason to feel good about your organization.You've built a great team.
What Every Manager Should Know About How to Enhance the Motivational Climate of the Workplace
It has been well documented that employees' productivity and job quality increase when we are made to feel welcomed at work. In other words, when the motivational climate is enhanced to meet their needs they produce quality work at the 100% rate.
Difficult Staff - It Pays To Get To Know Them Better
It's very easy for a business owner or manager to fall into the trap of condemning one of their team as a no-hoper or a problem child.It may turn out that this person shouldn't be on your team however as Abraham Lincoln once said about someone he had a problem with - "I don't think I like that man, I must get to know him better.
Motivation - It Starts with Acknowledgement
Acknowledgement is about recognition or attention from another person. It can be physical such as - a pat on the back, a touch or a handshake.
More Problem-Solving Success Tips
The ability to solve complicated problems quickly is more important than ever in today's tough economy.From the time we're little kids, we're taught to solve problems by trial and error.
Time-Wasting Problems - One Question to Move You Forward
In any organisation, progress is frequently impaired by the time taken up to resolve problems that occur again and again - usually with people's performance (or not!). At a macro level, there could just seem to be 'lots of problems', which is a symptom in itself.
I Said Pareto Chart? Not Potato Chart!
Does this sound familiar? You were hired for the new management position. You were tasked to turn the numbers around.
Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: The Best Incentives are Free
This article relates to the Recognition competency, commonly evaluated in employee satisfaction surveys. It tells the story of how the performance of one team was affected when the powerful motivator of daily praise and recognition disappeared.
Out of Control?
There are papers on the floor, across the desk and resting on the keyboard. Piles of files are all around.
Disaster Prevention Tips For Hiring A New Manager
It happens over and over in businesses every day.Within large companies, people are promoted to management positions to reward them for performance as individual contributors.
The Dog That Didnt Bark
A few weeks ago, after consultations with others in an association I represent, I made a partnership pitch to another organization with similar interests. If the idea comes to fruition, it will radically change our organization.
Offshore This! (Outsourcing Tech Support Overseas)
So I call my telephone company and someone picks up 15,000 miles away. I asked the rep where she's from.
To Outsource or Not to Outsource
In these days of restricted head count and tight budgets, the question of whether to outsource or hire in-house staff is more critical than ever. The technical publications function, however vital, is undergoing more scrutiny and also facing greater challenges than ever before.
Can Your Business Run Without You?
If you are a business owner or a business owner to be, let's examine this scenario.Like other people, you are so excited when you first started your own business.
Birds of a Feather May Be Turkeys
Birds of a Feather May Be TurkeysBy Gene Griessman, PhD Birds of a feather do flock together. It's true.
Employee Orientation: Get New Hires Off To a Great Start
The good news is that a new hire orientation program offers an opportunity to build a lasting impression of the new company. The bad news is that that is going to happen whether you plan it or not.
2 Steps For Increasing Company Profits or Performing Business Turnarounds
1. Eliminate wasteEliminate reports, habits, products, duplicate input, and processes that waste time and money.
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