Month: July 2017

What do you Value as a Manager?

What do you Value as a Manager?

As managers of people, we need to decide what it is we value. We also need to ensure that our values are rightly ordered to ensure that we are treating our people, and the organizations we work for properly. If we value things like power, prestige, and recognition then are we really serving our employees …

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7 Habits Study Guide

7 Habits Study Guide

Free Time-Management Course Stephen R. Covey’s – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a classic time management book. I am currently going through this book as a skill building exercise for my job. In the first chapter, Dr. Covey discusses the fact that the best way to learn something is to teach it. So I …

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Supervising – Just Relax and Manage

Supervising – Just Relax and Manage

When I first started supervising people I was very insecure. I had no idea what I was doing. Every problem was a nail and I was a hammer. People got tense when I walked up. They were just waiting for me to get upset about something and blow up. My leadership did not inspire people. …

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Is it so Hard to Like our Employees?

Is it so Hard to Like our Employees?

I know, employees are difficult. Employees can be unreasonable, childish, difficult, selfish, short-sighted, and stubborn. But without them, your employer wouldn’t need you. The same adjectives could also be used to describe managers and supervisors. Human beings, in general, are difficult and unreasonable. We all want what is best for us, not necessarily what is …

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Managing Generational Differences

Managing Generational Differences

We hear so much these days about how the millennial generation is affecting change in the workplace. It is said as if this is something new or unique. But are the generational difference between Millennials and other generations that different and do we need to reinvent the workplace to conform to their values or should …

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