Being an effective manager is a skill you should never stop improving. It's a privilege and a vital part of any successful business. Typically, people are granted a position to manage others based on their performance, work ethic, and ability to help others both directly and indirectly. The first time you become a manager it can be both positive and overwhelming. Management requires skills across a wide variety of areas; especially soft skills such as c ( . . . . . . . . )
Today, the best leaders are doing everything they can to engage with employees. This goes well beyond throwing an annual holiday party. There's team-building activities, group volunteer and fitness events, group cooking classes, you name it.
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When you think of the word "failure," what comes to mind? Probably a dark gloomy cloud, something you try to avoid, or perhaps a memory from your past saying, "failure is not an option." The truth is, epic failure happens to most successful people. How can you know where to improve if you n ( . . . . . . . . )
As leaders, we often want to "lead by example" through our actions and solutions to solving problems. However sometimes, it's good to take a step back and ask your team to do the problem solving, even when they're at a standstill. Your team members are the ( . . . . . . . . )
As a manager, it’s your job to make work meaningful for your team members. It keeps them motivated and invested in the work. But what about your temporary employees? Their investment is just as important to your team perf ( . . . . . . . . )
Over the years, there have been multiple studies done on types of leaders, personalities of leaders, and style of management. According to a 25-year study done by The Harvard Business Review (HBR), there is something else that sets leaders apart. They state, “Rather it’s their internal ‘action logic’—how they interpret their surroundings and react when their power or safety is challenged.” Unfortunately, most leaders are not aware of their own action logic, let alone try to change it.
According to HBR, leaders who take the time to understand this concept of ac ( . . . . . . . . )
A job candidate who can follow instructions successfully is valuable in the workplace. However, a candidate who can give instructions successfully possesses an exceptional skill that employers quickly notice in a job interview. Instructing means: teaching or reinforcing information, a process, or operation to others. It’s a top skill used to w ( . . . . . . . . )
Employers are putting more time and money into testing out job applicant’s personality traits. Why? There’s a hidden cost to any soft skill deficit in middle management. The truth is, most people are not 100% prepared for the job the sign on for. As they advanced in their careers, and may begin ( . . . . . . . . )
When you think about a job interview, most will think about preparation the candidate needs to do to succeed—researching the company and hiring managers, studying the job description, etc. The tips for job seekers are endless. However, some of the same advice also holds true for employers responsible for interviewing. In order to get the most out of an interview, ( . . . . . . . . )
A long weekend means three blissful days without emails, meetings and business calls, making snapping out of weekend mode that much harder. There’s a lot to be said about how you should plan out the days that follow a long weekend. When you’re coming back from some time off and yo ( . . . . . . . . )