Take Stock of Your Achievements

It’s December and the end of the calendar year, so it’s a natural time to reflect on the past 12 months and think about all the things that occurred. Far too often we get stuck in thinking about what we didn’t accomplish, which leads to disappointment or frustration. In the video, I’m going to share…

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What to Do When You Don’t Know What To Do!

Managers tend to avoid, delay, or even plow through a situation when they are unprepared. Learn four simple steps to help you move through a new challenge with integrity and purpose.

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Creating Development Paths: The Benefits, Obstacles, and Easy Ways to Implement

In this video Robin addresses the importance and obstacles of creating employee development programs, along with easy ways to integrate them so it becomes a realistic initiative for you and your team.

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The Benefits of Career Development Plans

Let’s examine why career development plans are important. There are many reasons and if left unattended to, can create issues bigger than the absence of having development plans!

1. Turnover is a huge expense to companies so when you start to recognize the correlation between the loss of employees and the how you are helping your employees plan for their future, you can save yourself a lot on your bottom line. Top notch employees want to continue to learn and hone their skills. If you avoid or ignore those wishes, they will go elsewhere. Why risk losing your best employees when you can avoid it so easily?

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Managing Without Authority

There are many occasions when a manager needs to lead others who are outside their formal reporting structure. Learn why that is an advantage and how you can manage most effectively from your perspective instead of your positional power.

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Assigning a task does not necessarily equal results

As a manager in an organization it’s easy to think that because of that position that you can ask somebody to do something and they will do it. That sounds great, but we all know it doesn’t work that way. Just because you asked somebody to do something doesn’t mean they’re going to do it. Having that authority does not necessarily equal results. In this video I want to talk about how to manage when you don’t have authority.

Sometimes you may not have the authority you need

I think this is a really important topic, because even when we do have authority over an individual just telling them to do something and relying on that positional power is not the best or most effective way to lead. We’ll talk a little bit more about that in a minute. The second reason is that there are multiple times and situations in an organization where we really don’t have authority over the individual, but we still need to work alongside them effectively and get them to do things that we want them to do. Having these skill sets allows you to accomplish what you need in all sorts of situations.

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How To Allocate Work Assignments among Employees

Sometimes an employee doesn’t want to take on an assignment! This becomes especially tricky when delegating among team members and there is jealousy for who gets the creme of the crop versus who gets the short stick. Discover creative ways to be fair and appropriate in assigning tasks.

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Assigning tasks to employees can be a challenge

Small business owners are often faced with the difficult choice of assigning a task to an individual where they may not do the task so well or it’s something that the individual doesn’t like to do. This can be especially tricky if you have two employees that are rivaling for these tasks and one always feels like they come up with the short end of the stick. In this video I want to talk about some ways to assign tasks in a fair and appropriate way.

Address inequitable allocations before they fester

Before we start looking at some ways to handle this, I just want to acknowledge how important it is to actually address this issue. It’s very easy to discount and say “Oh, they’ll be fine. They don’t mind.” If you let this go too long, a lot of tension and jealousy can be developed between two employees. It’s really your responsibility as the manager to make sure that the allocation is equitable and fair for everybody.

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Managing the Challenging Employee

Creating a positive relationship with someone that challenges you can be a very difficult, but also rewarding, experience. There are ways to do this that reduces stress for everyone. https://youtu.be/JYRm8Vkqg90 Managing a challenging employee can be difficult Managers need to work with a variety of different personality styles. In this video I want to talk……

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