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    February 28, 2013

    3 Steps to a More Productive Day: Focus Tips For Managers

    Stop multi-tasking and focus on what you are good at.

    By Jayne Jenkins, CEO, Churchill Leadership Group We all have 24 hours in a day, but why does it feel like some managers get more done than others? Do they survive on 4 hours sleep like Margaret Thatcher? Maybe they don't have families or they possess magical superpowers?   For me I need 6-7 hours of sleep, and to be honest, there is enough data on human wellness out there to convince me not to give up this true "regeneration time." I am a high energy A-type personality and for a long time I...Continue reading

    By Jayne JenkinsPosted in Management on February 28, 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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    February 18, 2013

    5 Brain-Friendly Rules to Reduce OR Eliminate Stress for Busy Leaders (& Teams)

    When it comes to dealing with stress, AVOID is not a strategy!

    By Christina Haxton, Speaker, Author & Executive Coach, Sustainable Leadership, Inc. Almost 48% of newly hired or recently promoted executives get fired or quit within the first 18 months on the job.  You worked hard to climb the corporate ladder and your efforts have finally paid off.  The climb up may have been slow, but the fall down will be swift and could be very noisy.   You, too, could be missing the signs of a headlong fall back down the ladder.  It won’t...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Management on February 18, 2013

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    February 11, 2013

    How to Manage Team Conflict: 4 Types of Conflict All Managers Must Address

    Management’s objective is not to resolve conflict, it is to overcome it.

    Conflict is an uncomfortable aspect of any relationship, especially when it exists among members of your team.  As a manager, you have the responsibility to not only address the issues as they come up, but also to establish a culture that prevents them from occurring in the first place.  Doing this requires an emotional awareness of relationships among team members, between you and your employees, and your employees and other departments.  Your ability to manage conflict successfully is...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on February 11, 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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    January 12, 2013

    6 Actions That Define Great Senior Managers

    Are you a bridge or a roadblock to your company’s success?

    Executive Leaders set the strategy, Middle Managers execute the day-to-day, in between are Senior Managers..what do they need to do to be successful? Too often senior management creates a roadblock instead of a bridge to their organization’s success.  That’s because filtering information from the top and molding it into a vision for the part of the organization they run, is a skill few people have any formal training in.  Without the ability to properly filter, communicate and...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on January 12, 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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    December 3, 2012

    Lacking Good Mentorship? Is the Problem You, Your Boss or Your Employee?

    Understand the problem and improve business results.

    There is no written rule that Managers or Leaders are good mentors.  Mentorship is an added perk that is shared between two people if the stars align...meaning, it takes a knowledgeable Mentor and a willing Mentee to make the relationship work.  Just because there is a working relationship does not mean the ‘knowledge’ or the ‘willingness’ exist…there needs to be the right balance.   So how do you find this balance?  Is the problem you, your boss or your...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on December 3, 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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