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2014-09-09

Yes, you can reduce employee stress – and maximize performance, too

By David Lee

Many managers mistakenly fear that efforts focused on reducing employee stress require reducing productivity or creating a “country club” atmosphere of low expectations and reduced workloads.

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2014-09-09

Five mistakes managers make when building their team

By Gregg Gregory

No surprise here — we all make mistakes. Many earn their initial management jobs simply by doing well in their follower position...

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2014-08-13

Three keys to successful team building

By Steve Schmidt

“I can do it better.” This is what most entrepreneurs are thinking when they start, or buy, a business. And most can! A successful small business owner usually has the skills required to sell and provide good customer service.

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2014-08-13

Seven tips for millennial managers now supervising their former peers

By David Lee

One of the most common questions I get when doing management training comes from millennial managers who find themselves in the awkward position of supervising former peers.

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2014-07-08

The 5 biggest mistakes managers make when carrying out staff appraisals

By Duncan Brodie

Staff appraisals or staff performance reviews are pretty common in most organizations these days. While these sessions should be an ideal opportunity to reflect and get the best from each and every employee, it does not always turn out that way...

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2014-07-08

Speak up and sort it out

By Ken Warren

Being reluctant to sort through difficulties at work seems to be a very human condition. Many of us get frustrated or hurt by others at work, but we refuse to speak to that person directly...

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