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    September 15, 2013

    The Keys To Getting Full Team Alignment

    Move your team forward in the most effective & efficient way possible.

    "I have issues with my subordinates who don't act on agreed to decisions. Sometimes I have to follow up a couple of times before the task is completed. This is very frustrating and I have been tempted to jump in and do the task myself. I have spoken to them about my expectations, however I do not see much of an improvement."    Does the above scenario feel familiar? As a leader, you can create greater results by more effectively aligning each team member. Strong leaders understand the need to...Continue reading

    By Jayne JenkinsPosted in Management on September 15, 2013

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    September 2, 2013

    What Matters More: the Right Results or the Right Way?

    Use This Decision Model As A Way To Think About Your Job

    As a front-line supervisor, your job was to deliver results. You were measured by and rewarded for performance. No matter what job function you were managing, your priority was to get the job done on time, under budget and in accordance with the quality standards set.    As you ascend the career ladder, you have increasingly greater degrees of responsibility for results. Once upon a time, your accountability as a crew foreman was to make sure the 6-8 members of your crew performed. That’s...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Management on September 2, 2013

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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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    June 16, 2013

    6 Approaches to Problem Solving For You & Your Team

    Make your team’s problem solving strategy a competitive advantage.

    Your ability to solve problems impacts success in life, as a team, and ultimately, the success of your business. That’s why it is so important to understand your strengths and weaknesses as you approach problems.  This awareness can help you gage whether or not the situation requires your skill, the skill of another team member or a combination of the two.  Effective problem solving is an opportunity to move forward, rather than mitigate a setback.  If you approach it in that light,...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on June 16, 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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    April 22, 2013

    Caring For The High Maintenance/High Value Employee

    How to identify greatness & generate peak performance in complex individuals.

    Throughout your career you will encounter many personalities, some difficult, some easygoing, some annoying, some inspiring.  But there is one that I would describe as the most complex personality of all:  The High Maintenance/High Value Employee.  They earn that name because they require a full fledged management program to reach their peak performance, coupled with an extensive maintenance program to keep them functioning there.  It sounds like a lot of work and it is, but when it...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on April 22, 2013

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    April 7, 2013

    5 Keys to Effective Delegation: How Leaders Assign Responsibility & Authority

    How do you rank levels of trust & authority in your team?

    By Jayne Jenkins, CEO, Churchill Leadership Group As business leaders we experience constant pressure from all sides, but our time and energy to get things done and deliver results is limited. What do we do? Delegate effectively.   Years ago as a new manager in the corporate world I suddenly found myself with twelve people reporting to me, a lot more travel and a hefty sales goal to deliver. I felt overwhelmed, sometimes incapable. Not only was I still learning how to do the job and learn...Continue reading

    By Jayne JenkinsPosted in Management on April 7, 2013

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    April 4, 2013

    5 Brain Based Learning Strategies for Leadership Effectiveness

    Communication strategies to improve your conversations and meeting results.

    By Christina Haxton, Speaker, Author & Executive Coach, Sustainable Leadership, Inc. The way we communicate determines our ablity to engage, motivate and inspire creativity in our team.  Unfortanately, the skills needed to communicate effectively are sometimes lost because what we see and hear in ourselves as a leader is not always the same as what our employees experience during conversations and meetings.  By using Brain Based Learning Strategies we can develop a new...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Management on April 4, 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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