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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 them know that at work, […]

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Three Tips to Improving Employee Perceptions that Management Cares About Them

Many organizations measure employee satisfaction through surveys. One client realized they had a problem when they saw the results. The scores on their most recent employee survey came in and one of the questions had a very low score. This was a question about whether employees felt that management cared about them. To better understand […]

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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 in a heated argument, you’re […]

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Three Tips to Help Improve The Performance of Your Bottom Performer

Most leaders will have one or two members on the team that are considered low performers or who have negative attitudes. As a great leader, you need to know how to turn around your bottom performers. If the leader isn’t self-aware, he or she might tend to always focus on the negatives, which will cause a […]

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The Top Five Employee Excuses and the Leader’s Response

To be a better leader, you need to know the top five employee excuses for performance and behavior issues. This Leader Feeder offers you a sure-fire formula for handling employee excuses when the do come up. When a leader addresses a behavior or performance problem, the team member might offer up some excuses to deflect […]

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How To Handle Unacceptable Behavior

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 is that they […]

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Buying Into Change

A common leadership challenge is to motivate your leaders to buy into change. The reality is that change is constant and it is accelerating. Today’s change becomes tomorrow’s normal. As a leader, you’ll want to remember these three tips to help you and your team buy into change. Tip #1 – Give change a try […]

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Reducing interruptions to be able to get important work done

Many leaders say they have trouble getting to their most important tasks because they’re constantly interrupted throughout the work day.  In addition to the daily volume of emails and phone calls, having team members coming by your office with questions, issues or in constant need of approval can be a distraction.  Our Front Line Leadership […]

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Prepare for Promotion to Supervisor by asking these Five Questions

The posting has gone up and you are thinking about applying for the new team leader, supervisor or manager position. You are imagining the prestige, the new found power you’ll have and hopefully a raise! Unfortunately the initial excitement and glamor of the promotion will be replaced with the realities that confront every new leader: Stress and pressure to deliver results; being accountable for the results of your group; and dealing with personality conflicts. To help you go into your new role with your eyes wide open, here are five questions to consider before you say yes to that promotion.

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