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Articles by Emilie Shoop

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    What’s the Big Picture?

    3 Steps to get you and your team up to speed.

    When you move into a supervisor or managerial role for the first time, typically you have been doing the work in your business or organization.  You have been making the widgets.  You have been selling the widgets.  You have been supporting the users of the widgets.   As you move into your new role, one skill to learn to help you become even more successful as a leader is to understand “what’s the big picture”.  The more you lead with the big picture in mind,...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on February 3, 2015

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    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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    How To Avoid Putting On A Costume At Work

    3 simple steps to be true to who you are as you step in the door at work.

    Does how you act at home or outside of work, match how you are at work?    Are you nice, funny, and relaxed at home but mean, straight laced, and stiff at work?    At home are you easy to approach, but at work people are afraid to ask you questions?   As I’ve been working with clients lately, I’ve noticed something interesting.  Somewhere along the line, people got the impression that when they moved into their new role as a manager or supervisor, they needed...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on October 17, 2013

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Are you getting the most out of your leadership?

    Now is the time for your leadership to step up and help you.

    When you are a manager or a leader for the first time, there is so much emphasis put on how you will lead your team.  What are you doing to engage and empower your employees?  How are you managing your budget?  Is the work getting done?  How do you manage your time?  How do you plan for vacation and sick leave?   Those are all very important as you ramp up and continue your journey as a leader.  However, I have a different question for you today.   Are you...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on March 25, 2015

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    Engaging Your Employees…Clear Expectations

    Get people to work hard for you, regardless if you are in the room.

    The small IT Company that I once worked for had a ton of potential.  But after awhile I realized almost everyone was unhappy.  There was a lot of solidarity and “stick it to the man” mentality.  Being new to the organization, I approached my manger and the owner about the concerns I had about the level of unhappiness in this tiny business…we’re talking 15 people…and I was shocked at their response!     To them it was all the employees’ fault...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on November 12, 2013

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    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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