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Articles by Emilie Shoop

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    July 11, 2013

    3 Focus Strategies For First Time Managers

    New Kid on the Block: Skills for First Time Managers in New Organizations

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting Sometimes the first opportunity someone gets to step in a supervisor or management role is with a new organization.  Based on your past experiences, you now have been hired to take on a new role with new people.  How do you fit in and begin to lead at the same time?   Any time an individual starts at a new company, there is a learning curve.  What is the culture all about? How do they handle this or that?...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on July 11, 2013

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    May 21, 2013

    Managing Your Former Coworkers

    Consider if you are changing the culture of your team.

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting Unless you work for a large organization, more often than not you were promoted into your leadership position from within your team.  You have now gone from co-worker, colleague, and confidant to the boss.  No matter how well you get along with your teammates, how much they wanted you to be the boss, or how good of friends you are outside of work, something changes when you become the manager or supervisor.   The...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on May 21, 2013

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    April 25, 2013

    It’s All About The People: Advice For New Managers

    Making the mental shift from your own work to managing the work of others.

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting People are the key to getting anything done within an organization.  It doesn’t matter if you make widgets or sell magic spells.  Without the people, none of it is possible. One of the biggest challenges for new managers is making the shift from ‘It’s all about the work’ to ‘It’s all about the people’.  Many new managers, if not all, struggle with this shift.  From what...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on April 25, 2013

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    March 24, 2013

    Emotional Intelligence for the New Leader

    Using Emotional Intelligence to Manage Criticism: 4 Actions You Can Take

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting The concept of Emotional Intelligence was popularized in 1996 by author Daniel Goleman in his bestselling book entitled Emotional Intelligence.  Through both brain and behavioral research, Goleman makes the case that rather than IQ or technical skills, Emotional Intelligence is a better predictor for success especially in leadership.  What does that mean for you?  It means that how you approach life and handle...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on March 24, 2013

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    February 19, 2013

    Skills to be a Manager: Lead Through Trust, NOT Control

    Do you lead through power or allow your team to rise to the test?

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting “The times they are a changin’” Bob Dylan  Years ago, managers and leaders got work done through power, control, and competition.  Markets were smaller, not global.  Information was scarce, not at your fingertips.  And the main way to react was in person, no email or web meetings.  Back then, skills to be a manager were implied by the title they held, not by their ability to motivate...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on February 19, 2013

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    January 17, 2013

    Skills Of A Good Manager - Putting Out Fires

    Here Are 5 Ways to Put Out Fires As A New Manager

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting When you step into your role as manager, there is a lot to learn, a lot to do, and it is easy to get overwhelmed.  Almost everyone will tell you that the skills required by managers to learn right away include how to delegate effectively, manage your time wisely, focus on strategic direction, and so on.  So will I.  No matter what else is going on, all of those skills are crucial to your...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on January 17, 2013

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    December 19, 2012

    7 Ways a New Manager Can Build Trust

    Have you given your new employees reason to trust you?

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting “The glue that holds all relationships together - including the relationship between; the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.”  Brian Tracy   All throughout your career you are building others’ trust in you.  You have built trust between you and your coworkers.  Your boss trusts you.  Other departments trust you.  Customers trust you.  What trust have...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on December 19, 2012

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    November 19, 2012

    Time To Meet Your New Employees?

    Get to know Individuals, not just the team.

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting Now that you have stepped into your management role, you will want to meet the team.  Most new managers have a kickoff, a pow-wow, or some sort of celebration to start the momentum of the new era under their leadership.  This is a great start, especially if there either have been, or will be, a lot of other changes.  If someone retired and you took over, a lot of fanfare might not really be called...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on November 19, 2012

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    October 21, 2012

    Don’t Forget to Delegate!

    Whether you are a first time manager or a seasoned pro, delegating is essential to effective management.

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting Now that you are the manager or supervisor you need to stop doing the work.  Now, I’m not saying you won’t have any work to do!  Sorry, you won’t get off that easy here.  What I am saying, however, is that your role has changed.  It is no longer your job to get the bulk of the work done, but to manage it getting done.  There is a big difference.   Moving into a management role...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on October 21, 2012

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    September 27, 2012

    A First Time Manager’s Guide to Building Self Confidence

    What can you do to build confidence when you don’t have all the answers?

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting Being a first time manager can be very overwhelming.  What should you do?  What should you avoid?  What systems do you want to put in place?  How should you organize everything?  What is first?  Where is your office?  Who is on your team?  How do you stay on top of it all?   First of all, take a moment to pat yourself on the back.  Becoming a manager for the first time is a great...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in New Employee, Promotion on September 27, 2012

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