Category: Productivity Tips for Managers

Manage Smarter 46: Manipulate Your Employees to Build Business?

Brian Parsley is an entrepreneur, global speaker and business strategist. He teaches external business strategies, customer loyalty programs across all industry sectors including financial services, retail, technology, automotive and professional services. In this episode, we discuss: manipulating people with good intent, managing the weaknesses and focusing on the strengths, and how Fast & Flexible is a game changer in managing.

Has Your Sales Department Achieved Stage 4 Maturity?

Is there something uncontrollable about the sales function? Many top leaders think so.

Manage Smarter 41: Remote Employees – How Do You Know What’s REALLY Going On?

Dayne Shuda is the owner of Ghost Blog Writers and a remote employee expert. His company provides blog writers and currently has a network of 60 freelance writers in the United States and several also in Canada, UK and Australia. In episode 41, we discuss: how to test prospective employees to see if they’re equipped for remote work, methods to keep communication tone understandable and workflow cohesive, and red flags that a remote employee is tanking.

How to Stop the BMW Syndrome in Your Workplace

Did you know that the average employee spends 2.5 hours a day engaged in workplace drama? That statistic comes from Cy Wakeman, President and CEO of Reality-based Leadership.

Are Your Big New Ideas Killing Productivity?

Are you certain that the latest management trend is just what your company needs to help you leap ahead of the competition? If this sounds familiar, you could be at risk of burning out your staff members.

Manage Smarter 33 – Sharon Smith: Cybersecurity Basics for Managers

Sharon Smith has an extensive background in cybersecurity, She is passionate about helping organizations improve their security posture through hiring and retaining top security talent along with helping security executives lead strong teams and create a culture of security in their organizations. In episode 33, we discuss: ways some managers fall short and the damage it could cause, how to build a company culture oriented around cybersecurity and preventative measures to secure mail and data systems.

Top Tips for Improving Team Productivity

You’re under a tight deadline. The problem is, your team has already been working overtime for months. Is there a good way to motivate them to improve productivity?

Are Your Employees Glued to Their Phones During Meetings?

How many times has your phone chirped in a meeting? Maybe it’s a co-worker texting you about the presentation you’re both sitting through. It’s no big deal if you answer that co-worker, right?

Is Your Management Style Driving Employees to Lie?

All too often in the corporate world, leaders are the victims of BS. Sometimes, employees feed their managers false information because they are under a deadline, says Lila MacLellan.

How to Boost Productivity through Quiet Leadership

We often think of the best leaders as the ones who stand up in front of their employees and deliver inspiring speeches. We also need quiet leaders, as described by Art Markman in his recent Fast Company article.

How Often Are You Using After Action Review?

It’s easy to turn into an adrenaline junkie at work these days. The constant state of excitement can keep the energy level high as you and your team run from one project to the next. But, what’s lost in this process is the time needed for reflection and analysis of what was learned.

Does That Employee Dispute Boil Down to a Communication Problem?

We’d like to think that we’ve come a long way since employees settled their disputes with their fists. Most of us don’t have to put up with brawling in our workplaces, but employee disagreements are real.

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