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    October 14, 2012

    Success Tips For Middle Managers

    How can Middle Managers develop their skills?

    Your organization counts on you to get things done.  So how do you ensure your influence, as a Middle Manager, is enough to lead the charge?  Are you doing the right things?  Here are six important tips to create an environment that sets you, your staff, and your company up for success.   Gain the respect of your employees by knowing how to do their jobs well.   Managing an employee is not only about delegating, but guiding, supporting and helping them to get better at their...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on October 14, 2012

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    July 16, 2012

    Get your budgets and capital expenditures approved.

    Learn how to work with your finance team to make better decisions for your own department.

    Breaking Down Departmental Silos: Finance   In Business spending money is just as important as making money.  Do you do a good job justifying how money should be spent for your department?  If you work in Finance, do you integrate your actions throughout your organization by helping managers streamline spending requests?...Would other managers agree with your answer?  Ask yourself how Finance and the rest of your organization can work better together to make more educated financial...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on July 16, 2012

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    July 1, 2012

    Drive Your Team With One Simple Tool

    Learn How Action Oriented Team Management Can Drive Timely Results.

    Do your team or project meetings sound something like this… “Oh, was I supposed to do that?  I thought someone else had that responsibility.  Was that due already?”  When you ask someone for an update on a task that was issued to him or her during the group’s previous meeting, how do you respond to excuses?  It is frustrating for you and for those who are getting their tasks done.  So how can you ensure your team does not find itself behind schedule or...Continue reading

    By Dan WoodsPosted in Management on July 1, 2012

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    June 26, 2012

    Management Tactics to Improve Pro-Activity

    How do you inspire your employees to do more?

    You want your employees to move faster, do more, follow-up on opportunities and complete action items, but how can you inspire them to do it on their own?  If you are tired of getting month end reports without any substance and want your employees to generate results on a daily basis, here is an essential management tactic you can use to improve your employee’s pro-activity.   Get ready for it….it is shockingly simple…your commitment to it is the only thing necessary to...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on June 26, 2012

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    June 24, 2012

    What First Time Managers Need to Know to be Successful

    You got promoted to Manager...do you know what to do, or what to expect?

    Whether you are a first time Manager, first time Supervisor, or you have been in the job for a short period of time already, there are some things that you should know in order to acclimate yourself to your new role.  Managing people is a great responsibility.  When you first become a manager it is normal to feel proud about yourself and the accomplishments that got you there.  Over time, and with experience, however, you will find that your pride is about your employee's success instead of...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on June 24, 2012

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    June 4, 2012

    Two Ways to Address “Perfect Employee Syndrome”

    What should do if your employee thinks they are perfect, but you don’t?

    You are a decent manager, your team shows good results…but there is that one employee that tries to take all the credit.  They seem to lack humility, rate themselves with perfect scores on their performance reviews and want to spend more of their time focused on doing things for the next job before they really do a great job in this one.  So what can you do about “Perfect Employee Syndrome”?  Let’s review two ways you can address the problem while achieving a...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on June 4, 2012

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    May 29, 2012

    Two Ways of Ensuring Top Quality High Potential Employees

    How do you develop a High Potential employee?

    High Potential employees are typically groomed for promotions.  Their direct boss, the head of human resources, as well as executive leadership, follows their performance.   Most progressive companies spend time and resources developing processes to review the pool of high potential candidates in an effort to ensure qualified promotions from within the company.  These processes are a good step and may include customized management seminars, as well as yearly profile reviews, but does...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on May 29, 2012

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    May 28, 2012

    A Memorial Day Message to Employers

    It is our duty as employers to understand the value of our Veterans and the career challenges they face.

    This Memorial Day, as we take a solemn moment to reflect on those who have served us and the price they have paid, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind employers of the tremendous skills and qualities our veterans bring to our businesses once they leave the military; specifically Junior Military Officers.   A Junior Military Officer (JMO) is typically someone who has spent 3-6 years in active duty as a commissioned officer in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy.  These...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on May 28, 2012

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    May 24, 2012

    Five Steps Great Managers Take Before Letting Someone Go

    Can you fix a broken employee?

    OK…you have a great organization, but there is that one employee that just can’t seem to fit in with the team, they are always bucking the system, resisting your leadership, going rogue, missing deadlines, causing you more work.  The list of reasons to get rid of them goes on and on, so you ask yourself, at what point do I have enough to let them go?  But should you really be asking yourself, at what point have I done enough to help this person succeed?  Great Managers see...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on May 24, 2012

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