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Talking Ethics With Your Team

Ethics,Team,Manager,Management,Leadership,Action   By the time you engage the employees on your team in professional development, they are already grown ups with thier own ideas, values and beliefs. Many will think that teaching and discussing ethics is simply baloney. You don’t want to preach, get all ‘touchy-feely, ’ like HR is often accused of, […]

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Would You Hire Them Again?

When I talk to the Supervisors, Managers and Executives who make hiring decisions, I usually start out asking “How many of you have can claim a 100% success rate with the people you’ve hired?” People tend to look around, embarrassed that they are not raising their hand, only to laugh […]

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Generational Power

I recently drafted a program description for a multigenerational workforce presentation. The Client returned it with their desired modifications, something I invite my Clients to do.  As a Boomer,  I didn’t want to promote much skill development in the short amount of time we would have together. However, the program was geared to mostly […]

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Mid-Level Excellence Starts with the Definition

One of the challenges of training is that while everyone is unique and every organziation special, there is a universality that exists in the experience of being a mid-level manager no matter where you work. And while large firms have more levels within the middle range than small firm, and not-for-profits […]

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2P Presentations Impress Your Audience Every Time

We are a now a TV/Computer screen society and people today expect you to make presentations that are engaging, informative and polished. Professional presenters do not leave success up to chance. They plan for it by crafting a program that is customized for the audience with the outcome in mind. You […]

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What are you Doing When You Interview?

An interview is a conversation with three purposes: • Gather Information • Persuasively Give Information • Public Relations With light-speed changes in the workplace and the marketplace, the skills and techniques used to bring in and keep qualified employees need to change too. Both internal candidates and external applicants may want the open […]

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Now is the Time to Raise the Bar for ALL Employees

The old 80-20 Rule is alive and well in the way that most managers manage their employees. Many think that only 20% of their direct reports are of “go-to” caliber. Even with the current economic downturn, a model popularized by Jack Welsh many years ago at GE (that 20% of […]

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Boot Camp II Graduation Day

The last session of the 6 session Supervisory Boot Camp was today. The participants really did great work. So many learned: – the value of planning and thinking about what motivates their employees– delegation and really “managing those monkeys– effective communication, never stop communicating– asking questions first, learn about how […]

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Multi-Generational Manager: Get Up from Your Table and Go Sit Somewhere Else

Millennials are not like the Baby Boomer’s or Gen X-ers who have come before them. Working with managers today in a follow-up clinic to a previous training program, there is still much unhappiness and reluctance to manage differently and creatively to attract, retain and develop these employees. While the current […]

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