Month: January 2017

When is a Weakness a Strength

When is a Weakness a Strength

I am a religious man. This is not a religious blog. But as I was sitting in mass this morning listening to the pastor’s homily it got me thinking how it related to being a manager. I won’t get into the religious context of the homily. Instead, I will discuss the underlying theme – can …

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It’s All About the Team

It’s All About the Team

As a manager it is all about the team. Nothing gets done in solitary. It takes a strong team to make a successful manager. And it takes a confident manager to build a successful team. I know it is hard for some managers to let go and trust others. This is something I struggled with …

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The Scary Reality of Being a Leader

The Scary Reality of Being a Leader

If you are new to management or supervision you know the scary reality of being a leader. Often times we start out as one of the guys, or girls, on the floor working with everybody. Then one day we get chosen to move into a leadership role and everything changes. It is difficult making the …

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Empathizing with Employees While still Supporting the Organization

Empathizing with Employees While still Supporting the Organization

Can we support the organization goals while empathizing with employee concerns? Is it possible to empathize with employee concerns and complaints while still supporting the organization? I think as managers we can empathized with our employees concerns while still supporting the organization’s mission. By listening to concerns and sharing in the conversation we have the …

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