Category: Productivity Tips for Managers

Sales Candidates and Their Decision-Making Abilities

Wouldn’t it be nice to know ahead of time about sales candidates and their decision-making abilities? Good sales assessments can give you an idea of how a candidate will react in specific situations before you bring them in for an interview.

Managers: Are You Creating a Toxic Environment?

The toxicity of the workplace is a hot topic these days. In our current economic climate, employees don’t have to put up with a bad workplace environment.

Manage Smarter 98: Creative Networking Tips for Managers

Jennifer Gitomer is a speaker, trainer, writer, blogger, Facebooker, Instagrammer, Tweeter, YouTuber and Podcaster. She is online, on-point, and on the money. Her podcast Sell or Die, with co-host Jeffrey Gitomer, gets over 100,000 downloads a month. In this episode, we discuss: The #1 approach that makes you a networking magnet to others; creating a “profitable” network via your networking; and the top most unusual locations that are superb for networking you’d never think of!

Do You Have A “Know It All” On Your Team?

Before I became a manager, I was tasked with helping train a new co-worker. I showed him the ins and outs of some of our processes and was met with a series of “Yeah, I know that,” or “Yeah, I’ve tried that.”

Is It Time to Introduce Methodical Decision-making into Your Meetings?

Do you usually come out of your team meetings shaking your head? Maybe you’re wondering why nothing got achieved or resolved in the 60 minutes you spent locked in the conference room.

Does Your Delegating Save Time or Waste It?

Delegation is an important skill to master when in a leadership role. When done properly, delegation will save you, the leader, precious time, as well as keep business running efficiently.

Manage Smarter 92: Hours vs. Productivity = Work/Life Balance

Steve Napolitan is a two time #1 best selling author, award winning marketer and productivity guru. He has made millions for his clients and worked with companies such as Apple, Intel, Charles Schwab and Nestle. In this episode, we discuss: His story of how building his own business nearly destroyed his health and marriage; His formula for hours vs. productivity; How allowing team breaks can actually INCREASE productivity; and Work/Life balance tips for those managing global teams.

Are You the Cause of Employee Burnout?

We talk a lot on this blog about ways to make your team members accountable. When employees are accountable, they’re productive and engaged.

Manage Smarter 88: Managing International Offices and Markets

Darby Doll is an Asia-based strategic communication consultant with more than two decades’ experience working with multinationals and startups in the region. In this episode, we discuss: managing teams in Asia-Pacific; dealing with an international office; financial concerns and cryptocurrency; land mines of entering the Asia-Pacific market and what to watch out for.

Is Your Meeting Strategy Benefiting Your Employees?

Managers have been focusing on meeting management in recent years. They know they can improve productivity and increase employee engagement by actively managing their meetings.

Managers: Are You Listening With Your Eyes?

Neen James, an expert on accountability, and the author of Listen With Your Eyes, knows a thing or two about paying attention. A lot of us are guilty of not giving team members our full attention.

Is Your Bottom-Line Mentality Trashing Your Team's Spirit?

Does it pay off to relentlessly focus on making your number, to engage your bottom-line mentality? Maybe not, according to research published by Baylor University.

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