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How Can Managers be so Oblivious to the Obvious?

Oblivious Managers

5 Indicators of Leadership that is Killing Culture and Engagement Leaders are meant to be just that – leaders. Unfortunately, in many organizations leadership training is notoriously absent and this lack of leadership leads not only to poor management but also to disengaged employees and financial losses. Without correction, poor leadership can kill a positive Read the full article…

Make Difficult Conversations Easier

Making Difficult Conversations Easier

Signs that Leaders Create More Communication Challenges than they Solve. Workplaces, no matter how harmonious, are filled with people of varying beliefs, opinions and points of view. Even when employees like each other and get along well, difficult conversations will come up between them, but how these conversations are handled makes all the difference to Read the full article…

Make Conflict a Budget Item

Make Conflict a Budget Item

Understand the signs and costs of unmanaged conflict Conflict is natural among human beings and is a common aspect of interaction because no two people think the same way. Unfortunately, unmanaged conflict often ends up unresolved and in the workplace this can be both costly and damaging to the business. Knowing that conflict is bound Read the full article…

When Crazy at Work Persists

Why Crazy at Work Persists

Spot stress and overload and choose ways to fix it Everyone is busy these days and it seems that busy pace hits us everywhere: at home, fitting in recreational activities and especially at work. While busy is an expected work state, crazy is not. There’s a difference and it’s time to take a closer look Read the full article…

Preventing the Tipping Point of a Workplace Crisis

Preventing the Tipping Point of a Workplace Crisis

How employees shine the light on an ineffective manager Company workplaces are similar to family households. Both require the people in them to communicate well, cooperate on tasks and have consideration for each other. Whether the group is made up of managers and employees or parents and kids, the commonality both groups share is that Read the full article…

Are We From Different Planets?

Are We From Different Planets

7 Signs that Problems in the Workplace Come from a Generation Gap Bring together a group of people from diverse backgrounds and different generations and tell them to get along within a specific environment and accomplish numerous tasks. Sound like chaos? It is; but it’s also a modern work environment. Regardless of industry or location, Read the full article…

5 Signs Employees are Stuck with a Bad Communicator

5 Signs Employees are Stuck with a Bad Communicator

Spot the managers likely to cause missed targets and bad relations The young-gun that excelled at his job was seen as someone with potential by the executive ranks. He was promoted into a management role, but his glow quickly faded when employees began complaining, turnover was an issue and department targets were missed as often Read the full article…

Death to Meeting-Crazy Managers

Death to Meeting Crazy Managers

Strategies to Create Better Meetings and Bosses If I had a dime for every time I heard employees say meetings are useless, I would be a zillionaire. Team members know how useless meetings are, but managers remain unaware of how they waste the time of their most valuable resources – their people. Too often, managers Read the full article…

Technology: Creating a Great Divide Between Generations

Generations in the Workplace

Manage the Division in Your Workplace There is no point in debating the benefits of technology in the workplace. From email to project sharing software, cloud access to remote connectivity, its obvious businesses are better off with technology than without. But, differing ages, perceptions and comfort levels lead to workplace issues and clashes when technology Read the full article…

Silence…A Popular Communication Strategy

Silence Strategies

Understanding the Positive and Negative The term “silence is golden” definitely wasn’t created in the workplace; “silence is uncertain” is a more appropriate label when it comes to work environments. It is important to understand why silence is happening and what is behind it when it is used as a workplace communication tactic. An interesting Read the full article…