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Three Tips to Avoid Silos
Silos can form in your organization where there is unintended competition or rivalries between departments, production teams, locations and shifts. Think of a grain silo sitting outside a barn in the country. The function of the silo is to separate and protect the good contents on the inside and keep away[...]
Three Tips to Avoid Perceptions of Favoritism
Behavioral research in the laboratory with monkeys as subjects, revealed consistent negative reactions to perceived favoritism. In the first experiment, there was one monkey in a cage. This monkey was rewarded when he accomplished a desired action. The award was a juicy slice of cucumber. The monkey was excited and[...]
Friendship and Leadership
Some Supervisors find it challenging to lead former coworkers or employees who are also their friends. Here are three tips to help be an effective leader when dealing with friendship and leadership. #1 Establish Boundaries It is important for leaders to establish boundaries with friends and former coworkers by letting[...]
Three Tips to Help Team Members Overcome Conflict
Conflict between employees will impact productivity and team morale.  Leaders need to learn how to correct people problems in a way that minimizes recurrence. Many leaders and people in general don’t like conflict and the tendency is to avoid it. However, when you’ve got two team members on your team[...]
Leader Feeder – How To Handle Unacceptable Behavior
As a leader, you are expected to know how to handle unacceptable behavior and performance in your work team. Many leaders are reluctant to address behavior and performance problems on their team, hoping that it’s going to get better on its own. It usually doesn’t. One reason leaders are reluctant[...]