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When you need to do more with less, delegating is critical

If you are reluctant to delegate, the time has come to change your management style.  Most work environments will be required to make do with current resources and, in many cases, will need to do more with less.  In a … Continue reading

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Fast Forward to Safety

My most viewed post in recent weeks has been the Career Safety Net.  This no doubt reflects feelings of insecurity in an uncertain economic climate which, at the same time, is quickly fueling a shift in labour market behaviour. This … Continue reading

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Effective Management of Self

Effective management of self does not rely on a technique or a tool.  It is derived from the ability to decide actions through the lens of importance and not urgency. This has evolved from the evolution of three generations of … Continue reading

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Engagement and Wellness

Employee engagement and wellness tend to go together, resulting in higher states of involvement and productivity.   A work environment that fosters employee development and relationship building is a key contributor to higher levels of productivity.  This is especially evident when an … Continue reading

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The Stay Interview

A recent article suggested that Stay interviews could be a useful retention method.  Such a simple suggestion, but one with profound potential.  We have Exit interviews when someone is leaving, hoping to gain insight into circumstances that, if handled differently, might … Continue reading

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Reciprocity

Leaders spend their time navigating and negotiating the corporate cascade of performance targets along with the employee need for involvement, motivation and engagement.  At the same time, employees’ precious resources,  skills, discretionary effort, and network of relationships are more critical  … Continue reading

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Career safety net

When an employee climbs the career ladder, the rungs below may be burning, particularly if the employee struggles and his reputation suffers.   In FIRST, Break All the Rules, authors Buckingham and Coffman describe the conventional career path as especially unforgiving, discouraging everyone from … Continue reading

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