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Leadership in the workplace: How are servant leaders different?

  It is somewhat self-descriptive when we talk about servant leaders. The title “Servant” gives some of it away. Servant Leaders ascribe to the idea of being a servant first. There are a few specific things that servant leaders do perhaps a little differently that distinguishes them. (more…)
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Business Leadership Styles – Which one is right for you?

There are many business leadership styles that have been developed over the last 75 years. Some of the most popular include the work of Lewin (Authoritarian, Participative, Delegative), Bass (Extended Transformational Style), and Hershey and Blanchard (Situational). Still other leadership philosophies exist as well including Servant leadership by Greenleaf. Let’s focus…
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Supervisory Training: How to Build a Productive Team

Having the ability to create a capable, intelligent, and loyal team regardless of the people you are provided with may in fact be the most impressive skill any supervisor can have. If you don’t believe me, recall how much the movie Moneyball impressed you, or better yet, the movie 300. Whether you…
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Supervisory Training: How To Implement Attendance Policies

Being able to be a successful company means providing important and valuable services to people. In order to accomplish this mission, it is imperative that every employee be present when scheduled to fulfill customer expectations. Our clients ask us for assistance in providing well rounded policies for their business document strategies.…
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Developing Leaders: Not-So-Typical Team Building Activities

Now that we’ve covered all the theoretical aspects of building and maintaining a cohesive and effective team, let’s switch things up and have some fun! I’m sure we’ve all had that one boss who tried to implement team building excercises that were more awkward, or even unusual, than fun (think Michael…
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Supervisor Employee Relationship: Using Recognition As A Tool

Using recognition to better employee relationships Good recognition is the most versatile and influential tool you have at your disposal. It can drive engagement, build relationships, and tie together a geographically dispersed team. (more…)
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Supervisor Employee Relationship: 8 Do’s And Don’ts To Avoid Bullying

Avoid bullying to help better employee relationships Increased sensitivity to bullying in America may have started in the classroom, but it has quickly moved to the workplace. For supervisors, that means it’s more important than ever to be alert to how your words and actions are being delivered…and received. Supervisors should…
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Supervisor Employee Relationship: Better Appraisals, Better Employees

Better employees means better employee relationships It may be the most important thing managers do: evaluating their people in a way that solves problems and improves performance. But how can you make sure you do it right every time? Employees are understandably nervous about performance appraisals. But why should managers worry?…
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Supervisor Employee Relationship: Using Recognition As Motivation

Strengthening employee relationships with praise Recognition is a supervisor’s most powerful tool Good recognition is the most versatile and influential tool you have at your disposal. It can drive engagement, build relationships, and tie together a geographically dispersed team. This section is intended to remind you of some best practices for…
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Supervisor employee relationship: Tips To Improve Communication

How becoming a better communicator improves supervisor employee relationships Becoming a good supervisor means you are a good communicator. But what is that really? To help put it all together, we came up with a few tips to help with communication – an essential skill if you are in the position…
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