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Manage Right, Right Now: Aligning Learning Opportunities with Expectations

Managers mainly assign work based upon position requirements. In many cases this can be effective; however, performance can be elevated when managers attempt to tap into employee strengths and interests. Focusing on strengths can be powerful but it can prove disastrous if done in isolation without consideration of organizational goals. To prevent this from occurring,…

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Manage Right, Right Now: Employee Strengths, Goals and Challenges

  Individuals are typically more productive and content when their strengths, interests and goals are in alignment with their work. Learn as much as you can about these aspects for each of your employees and align their responsibilities when possible. Doing so enables you to tap into higher levels of performance and contentment. Challenges may…

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Manage Right, Right Now: Focus on Communication

The most effective managers use proactive communication to their advantage. They recognize that they must take the initiative and set the tone for performance, team building and change. This involves working to proactively to communicate with leadership as well as sharing information with employees. You may need to disregard personal communication preferences to realize success…

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Manage Right, Right Now: Your Supervisor’s Style and Preferences

  Your supervisor’s style and preferences for communication, meetings, decision-making and getting work accomplished will impact your work. Understand their preferences and adapt yours when possible to align yourself and your team for high levels of efficiency and productivity. Styles and preferences vary widely and you may discover that the way you prefer to work…

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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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