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4 Difficult Personalities in the Workplace + How to Manage Them

As a manager, even if you have a “dream team,” being effective with your people has its challenges. When you oversee difficult employees, those challenges grow exponentially. Success in any industry comes from the ability to manage relationships and make connections with people who are different than you. It’s a blurry line, but conflicting personalities can grow to be such a problem, they can threaten to derail productivity. While every situation is different, learni ( . . . . . . . . )

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4 Principles of the Leader-Leader Method

Kevin Ruda, Our Senior Business Development Manager, shared his thoughts on taking on a Leader-Leader method in the workplace: Any organization wants each one of their employees to be engaged and be a leader to find solutions to maximize productivity and organizational excellence.  Traditional leadership models say that organizations need central, strong leadership people to take command and control ov ( . . . . . . . . )

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4 Steps to Communicate Effectively with Your Team

The value of communication between team members can’t be overstated. Effective communication practices build rapport and trust between colleagues, increases efficiency, facilitates innovation, and can foster a happy workplace. As a leader, it’s your responsibility to set expectations and rectify communication issues with your workers. Once the ( . . . . . . . . )

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6 Habits of Extremely Likable People

Too many people succumb to the belief that having charisma comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your control and something you can improve. Whether it’s on a job interview, or succeeding in your current role, below are 6 habits of highly ( . . . . . . . . )

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How to Recognize Employee Burnout + What to do About it

As a professional, the importance of maintaining the wellbeing of your employees should always be a top priority. When you have a cynical or disengaged employee on your team, production will suffer. If those behaviors are coming from a typically high-performing employee, there may be signs of burnout. With busy schedules, work piling up, and pressures coming from other departments it can be difficult to spot burnout among the chaos. Signs of burnout are not necessarily in plain sight. To reduce the mental and physical exhaustion cause ( . . . . . . . . )

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4 Skills You Should Master that will Pay Off Forever

The further you are in your career, the easier it becomes to fall back on the assumption you’ve mastered all the skills you need to succeed. Most will focus all of their energy on getting the job done, and assume the rest will fall into place. That’s a big mistake! Believing you can improve yourself for the future is every bit as important as your ( . . . . . . . . )

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What Great Managers Do to Engage Employees

The definition of “employee engagement” is not equivalent to employee happiness or satisfaction. It’s the emotional connection an employee has to the organization and its goals. This commitment means the employee isn’t just working for a paycheck or a promotion, but working on behalf of the company’s vision. The ( . . . . . . . . )

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Maximizing Efficiency with your Contract Hire

Working with a contract workforce gives you benefits that full-time employees cannot match. If you’ve finished one project and gearing up for the next, you have the flexibility to add or subtract resources based on the skill sets you need. Utilizing Contract employees ( . . . . . . . . )

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