Tag: managers

Seven Myths of Effective Teams

There is a surprising amount of misinformation and assumptions out there about effective teamwork and creating and maintaining an effective team. Leaders who believe these myths can actually hamper team cohesion.

How To Manage The Employees Who Cry

No manager wants to emulate the character George Clooney famously portrayed in the movie, Up In The Air. But, you do need to be able to stay focused when a team member you’re managing starts crying.

Are You Making These Videoconferencing Mistakes?

Video conferencing is almost as good as being there – except not. If you’re trying to run a larger meeting with videoconferencing tools, you need to master a few rules of engagement.

Why You and Your Team Should Build Relationships Through Social Media

Is it time to refresh your management style? Maybe so – especially if you rose  in your company’s ranks a while ago.

How to Rally Your Team Around Values That Unite You

We’re entering the season of Thanksgiving, a time of year when we remind ourselves to be grateful. You can also show your employees that there is more that unites than divides you.

How To Retain Key Employees in The New Year

It’s that holiday time of the year. I’m not talking about how to hire help in advance of the busy season. This post is about how to stop the exodus of employees that happens after the new calendar year starts.

How to Make Your Employees Your Biggest Supporters

Trying to juggle the strengths and the needs of multiple people can be a balancing act of epic proportions. One thing that can make this a little bit easier is making sure that your team looks up to you.

This One Mistake Can Ruin A Boss’s Credibility

It takes a long time for leaders to build trust and credibility with their employees. Just a few minutes of bad behavior on your part can completely destroy what you’ve worked so hard to earn.

Are You Using Agile Practices to Develop Your Employees?

Are you finding that your well-thought-out business plans for the year aren’t keeping up with the times? If what you thought was going to be a key issue for your company has changed twice this year, welcome to the new world of commerce.

Are You Taking Gamification Too Far?

Abraham Lincoln made the biblical phrase “a house divided against itself cannot stand,” famous. While Lincoln was referring to the debate about slavery in our country, sales managers should be thinking about this phrase in the context of employee rewards and recognition.

Has Your Sales Department Achieved Stage 4 Maturity?

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

How Personalized Coaching Improves Manager and Employee Engagement

Are you having trouble recruiting sales managers? Or maybe you’re having a tough time convincing a top salesperson to step into the sales management role at your company.

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