Month: November 2017

5S Your Work Space to Get Control of Your Time

5S Your Work Space to Get Control of Your Time

What is 5S? 5S is a component of Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing. The main goal is to make the work area organized to optimize performance. It requires all unneeded items to be removed from the work area and everything else to be organized in the most efficient manner. Once the work area is properly organized …

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Time-Management Basics: Quick Tips For Getting Control of Your Time

Time-Management Basics: Quick Tips For Getting Control of Your Time

The Big Problem of Time-Management One of the biggest issues all manager’s face and something I get frequent questions about is time-management. How do we gain control of our time and stop allowing people and problems to control us? In this post, I will look at 3 basics that will help you build a foundation …

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Lose the Battles But Win the War

Lose the Battles But Win the War

Fighting All Battles When I was a young supervisor I wanted to fight battles. Every problem that needed to be solved I saw as a battle to win. Being focused on winning these little battles that it made me short-sighted. I did not see the long game and because of it, I damaged relationships and …

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Playing Favorites – And Why Sometimes It’s Alright

Playing Favorites – And Why Sometimes It’s Alright

Do you play favorites with your employees? Playing favorites might not be as bad a thing as you think. Often, we get told that we need to treat all employees the same. And on the surface, that seems like the right and sensible thing to do. But that is not always the case. Let’s take …

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