Category: Productivity Tips for Managers

Are You Making This Classic Management Mistake?

On every team, there are high performers. Then, you’ve got employees who always have an excuse, instead of a completed blog post or piece of code. If you’re like a lot of managers, you’re tempted to give your high performers more work.

Here’s How to Motivate Your Younger Employees

Are your youngest employees feeling unmotivated? The latest Deloitte Millennial Survey reveals that workers under age 35 want specific actions from the leaders who run their places of employment.

Opportunity Management: How Top Sales Managers Help Reps Reach Goals

Sales managers of top-performing groups already know this secret. Do you?

Manage Smarter 49: Startups, Smarts and Managing to Success

A self-proclaimed CEO and janitor, Drew Rhodes became the cofounder of Aletheia Digital with his two partners in April of 2017. Prior to joining Aletheia Digital, Drew worked at Sagamore Hill Broadcasting as its Regional Director where he successfully directed the station group including two start up television stations in Lake Charles, LA and Watertown, NY. In episode 49, we discuss: the differences between managing a startup vs an established, corporate entity; ways to get higher engagement among managers, your team within the startup environment; and managing for a ‘lean and mean’ work environment.

Have You Set A Goldilocks Point For Your Team?

You and your team members probably think that technology is helping you multitask and work more efficiently, but that’s not always the case. Have you ever wondered if there is a Goldilocks point – a perfect balance between being always connected and working alone?

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?

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