Category: Managing

Easy ‘on-the-job’ training for new managers

Have you recently promoted a high-performing employee into a new supervisory role? Or perhaps you have been the one tapped for expanded responsibilities? Congratulations! It’s an exciting time that can bring great accomplishments. But it can also be disastrous if there’s little or no preparation. Of course, everyone wants and expects the best, but far …

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Why your work needs to be purpose-driven

Purpose-driven work might sound like something for non-profits or companies that have some specific do-good mission. But as I was reminded this week, every person and every organization needs work that has a purpose. Working with a shared purpose is an enormous factor as to whether or not your project (no matter how worthy) gains traction …

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Those who give, receive

This article was originally printed in the October issue of the Business Journal. We’ve all heard the adage “it is better to give than to receive.” We think of it in the context of helping a child learn the power of being generous instead of being greedy. Turns out that it is very smart business, …

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There are times when blinders actually work

I almost always advocate that you take action in a troublesome situation. But there are times when it is advantageous to put on your blinders. Grace reminded me of that advice the other night, along with offering clues to the appropriate time to take cover. This past week in New Hampshire, we’ve had some thunderstorms …

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