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Posts in Management

Task Management Tool: 6 Questions to Ask Before You Start a Task

task small thumbThere's a famous saying, "If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well."  The first (and possibly most important) step in getting something done right is to gain clarity on what it is you're agreeing to do.  

Use the questions on this worksheet to set the stage for success.

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Moment of Truth: Online Ethics Quiz

Ethics Quiz ThumbThis short ethics quiz provides a snapshot that gives you a sense of how much your everyday decision-making is motivated by being honest and fair.

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11 Tips for Motivating Your Team

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All of your employees need feedback. There is a prevalent myth among many managers that self-motivated employees don’t require much attention or feedback; they feel good about themselves and the hard work they do, knowing what they do drives them. While that may be true, even the most self-motivated employees need to know that what they do matters. Even a cactus needs water to thrive. Read More »

How to Beat Distraction and Make the Most of Virtual Meetings (infographic)

DR DVirtual meetings and conference calls bring many benefits...and one major drawback -- distraction. This blog post and downloadable infographic provide 10 strategies for beating distraction and remaining focused.

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Build a Culture of Accountability: A 4-Step Strategy for L&D

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“I am accountable” is a statement many people make with satisfaction, pride, and a sense of strength and accomplishment. It’s also one that many learning professionals would like to hear more often in their organizations.
This post outlines accountability's many benefits (to individuals and organizations) and presents L&D with a 4-step strategy for building accountability organization-wide.

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5 Ways L&D Can Help Managers Drive Soft Skills Training

DelegatingMore than 9 in 10 executives rate soft skills as important as technical skills, and 89% report difficulty finding talent with those capabilities.  Learning and development profesionals and managers each play a crucial role in ensuring employees get the training they need. Here are tips and tools that can help.

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Leading Brainstorming in the Workplace: Your Free How-to Guide

Brainstorming_blogWhether you’ve been charged with driving innovation, encouraging collaboration, building stronger teams, or making better decisions, brainstorming can be a powerful tool. Here is a free "how-to" guide.

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The 5 Conflict Management Styles: Which One Are You? [Quiz]

conflict quiz thumb 2Conflict is inevitable—which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Without conflict, there would be no diversity of thought, no pushing the boundaries, no intellectual debates. We are built to overcome adversity, hopefully gaining strength and a new sense of perspective in the process. However, it’s important to approach conflict constructively to achieve optimal results for all parties involved.

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How to Build and Maintain High-Performance Teamwork

teamwork-thumbMuch employee time is spent working in teams. Organizations have a lot riding on the degree to which teams achieve their goals.  Finding ways to optimize team performance benefits everyone.

This article and infographic reveal 7 characteristics of high-performing teams. Managers receive insights into how each one can be developed and maintained.

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4 Reasons One-on-Ones Are Critical to Employee Engagement

1-1 blogEmployees whose managers hold regular meetings with them are nearly 3X as likely to be engaged! Here are 4 reasons why "one-on-ones" benefit employees and managers, along with tips for making them productive and meaningful.

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