Managing Teams

Taming the Meeting Monster (part 2 of 3)

A successful manager needs to be both planful and mindful of the nature of people in groups. Use their time well, and they will appreciate your efforts and reward you with cooperation. Treat them like children, and they will revolt in unexpected ways. Research reveals something most of us already know, that between 50 and […]

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Taming the Meeting Monster (part 1 of 3)

Have you fallen victim to one of the great plagues of the 21st Century workforce? That would be the Meeting Monster! Here are three ideas for making your meetings as productive as they can be so you can be as successful as you must be.  Do any of these sound familiar?  – “I can’t get anything done; I’m always in meetings!” […]

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You Get the Culture You Allow

Sometimes what you don’t do can be just as important as what you actually do! In business, it’s what you’re not doing that matters! See what I mean in the article below:  It’s what you’re not doing that matters. An organization’s culture is the collective set of norms and behaviors exhibited by its members, and it’s […]

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Kickstarting Your New Team

Q. What’s the best way to get my team off to a good start? A. Just like a productive forest is no accident, neither is an effective team. The best team leaders know what to do at the beginning, middle and end of a team’s life cycle. Here are three important things to do at […]

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