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    April 11, 2017

    How To Quit Your Job

    Five Steps You Can Take

    You have been waiting for that promotion, trying so hard to get noticed and recognized for your contributions. Your boss tries just as hard to make that happen for you, but tells you that it’s going to take a little longer…again. Your eyes stray to job sites, just to see what’s out there. You update that old dusty CV and go out on a couple of interviews, and then, there it is…an offer.   What is this strange document outlining what another company wants to offer you for...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on April 11, 2017

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    June 17, 2015

    It’s OK to Close the Door

    Let everyone know what your closed door means.

    With all the push for open communication, and an inviting environment in the workplace, there is a lot of pressure for the first time leader to always be available.  I want to let you in on a secret that is not shared very often nowadays…It’s OK to close the door.  There is a lot of work for you to get done in the leadership role, even though you are managing those who are doing the work.   Some of my clients get themselves so overwhelmed and overworked because they never get...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on June 17, 2015

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    January 2, 2015

    What Are You Focusing On In 2015?

    How have you developed as a leader this last year?

    Now that 2014 has come to a close and 2015 is upon us, we start to do a lot of planning.  It is also a great time for reflection.  As a new manager, what are you focusing on in 2015?   There are plenty of business areas that you will need to focus on for sure.  How about your leadership skills?  How have you developed as a leader this year?  Did you just take on the role of leader, or have you been at it for a while now?   Reflect on 2014 Take a step back and look...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on January 2, 2015

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    October 20, 2014

    Before You Blaze A Trail, Ask

    One of the greatest assets to an organization is a new leader.

    One of my clients had recently promoted someone to a manager for the first time.  Now instead of doing the work alongside her colleagues, she was in charge.  She seemed more than capable and more than willing to step into this new role.   Things started off pretty well as she found her groove with her new team.  Everything seemed on track.  Then she began to make changes to the team.   As the new leader, she had many, many ideas on how to improve the processes and...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on October 20, 2014

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    October 8, 2014

    3 Little Changes that will Make a Big Difference With Your Feedback

    Follow these simple tips to accelerate your results.

    "I want your feedback"   We all say it.  We all think we want it.  We all are surprised when we don’t hear anything.   According to dictionary.com feedback can be defined as “a reaction or response to a particular process or activity” and taken further to “evaluative information derived from such a reaction or response.”  I was surprised at how simple, yet not really helpful the definition was.  We always think of feedback being a lot more...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on October 8, 2014

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    July 16, 2014

    Team Building for Two

    How to Conduct Team Building Activities for Small Teams

    Sometimes when an organization is growing or going through changes, the team you may be the new supervisor or manager of includes yourself and only one other person.  Many leaders I’ve seen in this position tend to think that team building, good communication skills, or policies and procedures don’t really apply to them.  Since they are so small, I can see why it might seem like that is the case.  However, no matter how small your team may be, it’s always important to be...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on July 16, 2014

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    July 2, 2014

    First Line Managers Set the Tone for Team Culture

    Don't Make This Silly Mistake With Your Culture

    First time supervisors or managers are at the mercy of the organization as a whole when it comes to creating a great team culture to work in.    Wrong!    The biggest, silliest mistake I see new leaders making is:   Thinking they have nothing to do with the culture That they can’t make a difference That their job is to just keep doing things the way they have always been done.   From large studies like Gallup Polls, to many smaller surveys through job...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on July 2, 2014

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    June 16, 2014

    Managing Conflict: Six Things NOT to Do

    Are you fixing problems on your team or elevating them?

    Many new mangers struggle with how to deal with a conflict on their team.  Many, many seasoned managers struggle even more with how to deal with a conflict.  How you deal with conflicts on your team sets the tone for innovation, progress, and success on your team. To succeed in helping your team resolve conflicts, there are several things you should always do, but perhaps more importantly, there are also things you should avoid.  Here are six ways you could be making a conflict worse, and a...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on June 16, 2014

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    March 17, 2014

    15 Things Your Boss Wishes You Knew About Being A First Time Manager

    A Guide for First Time Managers & a Resource for Those That Lead Them

    There is a lot to learn when becoming a manager for the first time.  If you are lucky, you will get ample training to get you up to speed on your company’s policies and procedures.  However, if you are like most first time managers, you will learn as you go.     To help you get ahead faster, here are 15 things your boss wishes you knew about being a first time manager.   15 Things Your Boss Wishes You Knew About Being A First Time Manager   1. Start...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on March 17, 2014

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    February 7, 2014

    Employee Conflict & the Manager’s Role: How to Facilitate Resolution

    13 questions that get employees to work things out & move forward.

    It is easy to learn how to conduct meetings, find your motivational leadership style and seek ways to engage employees.  However, learning to resolve conflict takes a bit of know-how and a bit of practice for most people.  Even after the know-how, most people do not relish the chance to resolve a conflict within their team.     As a first time manager or supervisor, what do you do when faced with an employee conflict that is now your job to help resolve?     First, take a...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on February 7, 2014

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