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3 Simple Ways Managers Can Recognize Employees

Recognition can be powerful for both employees and managers. Managers can recognize employees in three simple ways to boost morale and productivity. Waiting to give feedback during performance evaluations or during other time-based activities such as award ceremonies, can actually backfire—employees who aren’t recognized in a timely manner for their efforts may wrongly believe that management…

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Take Initiative in the Workplace

Are you someone who’s known for showing initiative? If not, you may be negatively impacting your ability to be promoted or secure a new position. Initiative is, “the ability to assess and initiate things independently” (OxfordDictionaries.com).   Stand Out From Your Peers Applicants for new positions are commonly asked to describe an example of a…

Volunteering Helps Others and Helps You Develop

Hurricane Harvey brought chaos and devastation to the lives of so many people. It also highlighted how people selflessly serve others. People risked their lives to help one another, making personal sacrifices for complete strangers, animals and communities. One photograph posted on Twitter by Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho), caught my attention—it was a line of people…

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Goal Setting and Employee Learning and Development

Your Role as a Manager Economic conditions, advances in technology and the pace of global change require organizations to operate differently than in years past. Organizations who survive and thrive in these times will be customer focused, agile and prepared to implement new practices quickly that save or make money. An appreciation for diversity, global…

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Two Ways New Managers Can Gain Employee Confidence Quickly

New Managers Can Gain Employee Confidence Quickly Using Planned Communications Employee performance, operations and leadership expectations are only a few aspects new managers must understand and be prepared to handle. Daily activities, learning about organizational history and being able to address short term problems while planning for the future contribute to the pressures new managers…