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Resolving Conflict

Resolving Conflict resolving conflict

 How do you resolve a conflict or a disagreement between two of your team members? Today, people have shorter fuses due to the underlying worry and anxiety that comes along with the COVID-19 situation. If people on your team are losing it too easily, it is probably because of that underlying anxiety. When two […]

Lead with Humanity

Lead with Humanity Lead with Humanity

 How can you learn to lead with and embrace humanity? Do not forget the human side of human resources. You as a leader, have a lot to focus on, but what about the emotional needs of your team? “This person cared about me as a human being” – when you lead with humanity, it […]

Appreciate Success

Appreciate Success Appreciate Success and Milestones

 How can you embrace and recognize milestones? Many leaders, especially high achieving ones, tend to focus on the next milestone and do not recognize the importance of acknowledging current success. Use these three tips to acknowledge milestones with your team: Savor the moment. Celebrate, and feel the success that comes with it. Even sports […]

Setting Expectations as a Leader

Setting Expectations as a Leader Setting Expectations as a Leader

 How clear are you with your team? From our book, Employees Not Doing What You Expect, the number one reason that employees do not meet your expectations is because they’re unclear about what you expect. Here are three tips to help them understand and meet your expectations consistently: 1. Clarify your expectations. Make sure […]

Communication Tips for Effective Leadership

Communication Tips for Effective Leadership Warehouse Workers Walking and Talking

 Communication is an age-old challenge in leadership. The good thing is, there are things that you as a leader can do to become more effective in your communication with your team. Effective communication will help you not only prevent problems and misunderstandings with your team but solve them when they do come up. Follow […]

Interpersonal Skills & Leadership

Interpersonal Skills & Leadership leader talking to worker

 Should leaders place more focus on their technical strengths or their interpersonal capability? You might think technical skills are the most important skill sets to have, but it turns out that your employees will judge your leadership on your interpersonal skills. Think about the best manager or supervisor you have ever worked for. When […]

Being Heard As An Introverted Leader

Being Heard As An Introverted Leader Being Heard As An Introverted Leader

 If you are an introverted leader, you might feel your colleagues get more credit than they deserve, and you might not be getting proper credit and acknowledgement for the contributions you make. It can be irritating if you are a self-contained introvert and you are seeing your extroverted colleagues get more credit and accolades […]

Leadership Tips To Avoid Bureaucracy

Leadership Tips To Avoid Bureaucracy Leadership Tips to Avoid Bureaucracy

 Why is it that companies with more bureaucratic cultures tend to make a big deal about little things? You don’t have to be a government agency or a publicly funded institution to have a bureaucratic culture. Bureaucracy develops in many large established companies. A bureaucracy in and of itself is not a bad thing—after […]

Dealing with Worker to Worker Accusations

Dealing with Worker to Worker Accusations How to Deal With Worker to Worker Accusations - Greg Schinkel

 How should you as a leader, deal with worker to worker accusations? What happens when one worker tells you something that another worker might be doing? This can be a touchy situation for many leaders because the informant likely wants you to take action and say something to another worker, however, you may not […]

Motivating The Younger Generations

Motivating The Younger Generations mix of older and younger blue collar workers

 How do you motivate Millennials and Generation Z workers on your work team? One of the most requested topics from supervisors, managers, and team leaders is how to motivate the younger people in their work group. A lot of managers and supervisors tell me that it’s really tough to get people to do especially […]