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Should You Post Job Openings?

Should You Post Job Openings?

 Should you post job openings? Or should you just appoint the person you think is the best fit? If you decide simply to appoint someone to a position without posting it first, you’ll end up getting a backlash of negativity for not posting it for others to consider. It’s tempting to skip the job […]

Stop Complaining About the Other Shift

Stop Complaining About the Other Shift

 Does your team complain about how the other shift leaves your department in terms of messiness, low inventory or lack of supplies? In this leader feeder, we’re going to learn why you should stop complaining about the other shift. When the employees on your shift complain about the previous one, do you join in on that complaining? […]

Is it Skill or Will?

Is it Skill or Will?

 Is it a matter of skill or is it will? That’s the question you need to ask yourself when a team member isn’t meeting your expectations as a leader. Knowing whether the gap in performance is a skill issue or a motivation problem helps you gain the clarity you need to create the most effective […]

To Promote From Within, or Not: That is the Question

To Promote From Within, or Not: That is the Question To Promote From Within, or Not: That is the Question

 Read, watch, or both: the following is a transcript of the video above. Promoting from within is still a good idea, despite many of the pitfalls involved. Most of the people in our training classes report being promoted from within. There are several advantages that come along with it. For instance, they know the […]

Five Tips to be more Effective when Communicating with your Manager

Five Tips to be more Effective when Communicating with your Manager Five Tips to be more Effective when Communicating with your Manager

Learning how to be more effective when communicating with your manager can bring less stress to you as a front line leader and position you for future promotion. Here are five tips to help: #1 Present possible solutions, not problems Every time a problem is presented without a solution, two negative situations are created: First, […]

Friendship and Leadership

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, […]

5 Tips for First-Time Managers

Jennifer King, HR Analyst at Software Advice, posted an excellent list of five tips for newly-promoted managers. She built this list from interviewing managers and practitioners. Read the whole post: http://blog.softwareadvice.com/articles/hr/5-tips-for-first-time-managers-1031912/ The five steps include: the need to get to know your team and what motivates them learning to shift your sense of satisfaction to […]

From Doer to Leader

When a great employee becomes a team leader, supervisor or manager, the transition isn’t always smooth. This week we examine some of the challenges and advice for moving from doer to leader.    Great workers can become mediocre leaders if they don’t acknowledge that some of the characteristics of being a great worker can work […]

The Perfect Leader?

Have you ever had a perfect boss? Is it even possible to be a perfect manager?   A participant in one of the workshops I was teaching last week approached me with a concern because his leadership profile showed a high score in Perfection. Perfectionists, in the extreme, have such high personal standards that they […]