Month: September 2016

Let Go of Pessimistic Short View and Embrace an Optimistic Long View

Let Go of Pessimistic Short View and Embrace an Optimistic Long View

Optimistic vs. Pessimistic Some weeks suck and some are awesome. Short term vision is generally pessimistic and poison to problem solving. While having an optimistic long view leads to finding solutions and achieving success. This past week was a pretty good one. Most machines ran well. Staffing issues were minimal. And there was a positive …

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Dealing with Criticism

Dealing with Criticism

Criticism – Fair or Unfair Managers, and leaders, need to be able to deal with criticism and respond with dignity and respect. I recently received criticism of my job as a manager from an employee who was leaving my company. At first it made me angry. I felt the employee was being ridiculous. The comments …

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Managing Staffing Shortages

Managing Staffing Shortages

I have been off from work this past week just relaxing spending some time with my family. But work is never far from my mind as I know that after my relaxation I will need to get back to work and the issues that wait for me most importantly staffing shortages. I enjoy my job …

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Encouragement VS. Punishment

Encouragement VS. Punishment

Punishment or Encouragement? Do you view punishment as a main technique to get people to do what you want as a manager or a supervisor? Do you believe that without the threat of punishment you would have not control or authority to accomplish company goals? If so then you may want to analyze the overall …

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