Find Out What is Really Going On

Many managers have the mistaken belief that they must have all of the answers and that it is a sign of weakness to seek advice from their subordinates. This approach to management often results in poor decision-making. Your front-line employees are an excellent source...

Manage the Real Cause of Stress

We all experience stress to some degree, both at work and in our personal lives. Stress can have a positive effect, by helping us to sharpen our focus and increase our productivity, or it can have a negative effect by manifesting itself into unhealthy symptoms. You...

Pay Attention to the Warning Signals

You may have a problem. As managers, we are sometimes so focused on completing our work that we are not paying attention to the warning signals that there may be an employee performance issue. We need to continually stay attuned to our employees’ productivity and...

Assess Your Presentation Skills

Your presentation skills are a reflection of your expertise and professionalism; regardless of the size of the group, you must be able to deliver your message in a way that emotionally connects with your audience, while at the same time, effectively conveying your...

Is a Meeting Really Necessary?

We all spend too much time in meetings; most of which are ill conceived, have no specific purpose, and at which no meaningful decisions are being made. We could all be much more productive and achieve more meaningful results for our businesses if we didn’t have to...