LRC – Managing

Managers Need to Take Action

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Some managers think that employee issues are going to solve themselves, but that is rarely the case. In the video, Robin offers suggestions to managers for how to take action even though their tendency might be to ride out problems.

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Managing Response Time for Email Communications

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Managers receive a lot of email as part of their normal work responsibilities. In this video, I’m going to specifically focus on appropriate response time for email because managers often forget that is an indicator of our overall effectiveness.

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Working with a Critical Manager

If you have a manager (or perhaps you are one!) that is always finding fault with the work of others, you’ll want to watch this video. Robin offers tips to identify reasons for this common scenario as well as tips for how to work more effectively.

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Working With Someone Who Has Poor Social Skills

As a manager, your responsibility is to achieve results through the efforts and productivity of others. Assembling a team that has all the capabilities and skills in their work is a top priority. But what if you have someone on your team that is capable but has poor social skills and is not interacting well…

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Should You Allow Employees to Work Remotely?

We can accomplish so much with a phone line or the touch of our keyboard. So more and more the question comes up as to whether a person can work just as productively from a remote office. Learn considerations when making those decisions and how to implement policies successfully. Technology is always changing and it…

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19 Ways to Tell if You are a Good Leadership Role Model

We all understand the importance of being a good role model. The environment in which we work in sets the stage for the quality of our interactions and our work outcomes. It’s imperative that we model the types of behavior we want in our workplaces. In this video, Robin offers a checklist with 19 items…

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Too Much Drama in Your Workplace? Here’s What You Can Do!

Whether you are struggling with the level of drama in your workplace, or unknowingly perpetuating it, there are immediate steps you can take to reduce and probably eliminate this toxic habit that is draining the productivity and morale from your staff. Robin shares ideas to help you address all stages of the drama equation in…

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What Should You Do When An Employee Only Plods Along?

This story from a small business owner about an employee who was ‘just ok’ in their job prompted Robin to share this incident as a way to illustrate the importance of job-fit and how it impacts the organizational success and your role in it. The Importance of Job-Fit I was speaking to a small business…

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How to Motivate Someone Despite Factors Outside Your Control

There are times when you and the employee are working towards a common outcome yet factors outside of your control exist, and you still want to keep the person engaged and interested in the assignment. In this video, Robin reviews ways to help an employee through tough spots so that they aren’t giving up on…

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Working with a Disruptive Employee

Working along a disruptive employee leads to bad morale for everyone. It drains the energy and patience out of co-workers and even the most tolerant of managers. In this video, Robin discusses ways to work through a situation where an employee is always upsetting the apple cart as well as emphasizing the importance of dealing…

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