Category Archives: Management

Are You Mission-Driven or Tribalistic?

Do you put the goals and needs of your department before the goals of your organization? Do you do things that undermine other parts of the organization such as: poaching employees, complaining about them in front of your staff, actively … Continue reading

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The Simplest Way to Advance Your Career? Talk!

Early in my career, I had a job where I wasn’t feeling very challenged. So I gave my notice. When the CEO of the company found out, he approached me and the asked if I would be interested in staying and running a department. I was taken aback because … Continue reading

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Simple Strategies to Run an Effective Meeting

How many meetings have you been to where no decisions were made, no agreements, no next steps, no assigned tasks? A few? A bunch? Most of them? I have attended a lot of meetings over the years. I would say most were run pretty … Continue reading

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Why We Should Stop Judging Our Coworkers

People have been judging each other at work since we were prehistoric hunters. Cave Dude 1 – “What was up with Grog today?” Cave Dude 2 – “Yeah no kidding, he was all up in our faces all day telling … Continue reading

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Don’t Toast Your Staff! Make a Reprimand Sandwich.

Got to give some one tough feedback? Here’s a strategy for you: it’s called “The Reprimand Sandwich.”  I got this idea from John Felkins , an Entreleadership Coach for Dave Ramsey.  Felkins mentioned this in Entreleadership’s monthly podcast.  He says that … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Mean People at Work

Mean people stink. Mean people at work are a nightmare. Having to deal with them five days a week can ruin your job. I once worked with a woman who was meaner than mean. She (let’s just call her Lizzie) could take … Continue reading

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Best Method Ever to Motivate People

Think about a time when someone went out of their way to tell you about how great you are. Even better was when they told someone else, right?  Maybe it was an email from a coworker and your boss was … Continue reading

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How to Get Your People to Show Up to Work on Time

If you’re a boss, more than likely you have some employees who are chronically late. And like me, I’m sure you have heard every excuse – “I didn’t know we had to be on time.” “There was a long line … Continue reading

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Generations at Work – Strengthen your team by understanding how age groups differ

Most workplaces are multigenerational, which is a good thing. In any office setting you may see recent college grads mixing it up with those twice their age. While this office diversity can make for a great team, it’s important to … Continue reading

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Office Gossip

Recently a group of archaeologists in Egypt discovered a pile of small stones with ancient writing on them. They seemed to be 5,000 years old and were used as a method of communication. One person would write something on a stone then give it to a runner … Continue reading

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