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Handling the Aggressive Manager
Regardless of what industry you’re looking at, there are plenty of people who have to deal with aggressive managers on a regular basis. In most cases, they can’t simply avoid these difficult individuals, especially if they have to work for them! If you work for this sort of aggressive personality, you probably need answers and […]
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Six Ways to Prioritize When Everything is Top Priority
If you enjoy reality shows in which competitors are charged with completing demanding assignments against extremely tight deadlines, you may recognize that the most important mistakes are made right at the beginning. Because there is so little time, teams rush into the work too quickly. They shortchange the planning step. They fail to collect enough […]
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Five Surefire Ways to Accurately Access Your Organizational Culture
Companies that actively manage their cultures tend to be more successful than companies that don’t. In fact, Deloitte’s research has found that organizations that develop and promote a strong sense of purpose among employees have 30 percent higher levels of innovation and 40 percent higher retention rates. They also rank among the top one or […]
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10 Great Interview Questions to Identify Candidates’ Soft Skills
An employee’s soft skills can make or break their job performance, especially when it comes to leadership positions. Technical or “hard” skills are certainly important, but having good soft skills—those personal characteristics like agreeableness, empathy, the ability to influence and listen, likeability, and the ability to resolve conflict—will determine whether an employee is able to […]
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6 Tips for Building a Team That Works
Would you like to know how to build a strong team that collaborates more effectively and consistently performs at a high level? Of course you would! Teams that perform poorly and struggle with accountability are incredibly bad for business. Whether the reason for the poor performance is conflicting personalities, mismatched skillsets, appreciable gaps in knowledge, […]
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The DOs and DON'Ts of Surprisingly Good Customer Service
We can all think of a time when we have received horrible customer service, right? Unfortunately, poor customer service experiences are usually easier to recall than good examples. For instance, I once had a waiter spill water on me four times...during the same meal. My mother, a teacher, once had to retake an entire series […]
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