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The top 10 causes of meetings that suck the life out of your team

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In Outlook 2010 you will find the setting under the View tab.) We’ve all attended meetings that were a big waste of time. Image Source ].

Kick Your Micromanagement Habit

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No one wants to admit to micromanaging employees’ performance. Yet you may have micromanagement tendencies if you recognize any of the following behaviors: • Resisting delegation. Immersing yourself in the particulars of others’ projects. Focusing on tiny details instead of viewing the big picture. State your desire to change.

Can criticizing the boss on Facebook get you fired?

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Information may want to be free, as the old Internet adage goes–but how far does such freedom extend when it comes to criticizing your boss on social media platforms? That’s the question that the National Labor Relations Board is putting before an administrative law court. But American Medical Response said the firing was proper. link].

Loyalty Comes as Employees Grow

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Continue to help employees develop their careers as a way to improve both productivity and retention. Employees who feel stagnant are unlikely to contribute to moving the organization forward. When people are growing, their loyalty increases—plus, they perform better. Ask employees who excel in certain areas to conduct mini-workshops for others. •

7 Ways to Become a Better Boss

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Take these steps today to improve your working relationship with every person on your team: 1. Safeguard your credibility. Let employees know that you trust them, and encourage them to speak their minds. Be honest and open in return. Keep challenging them. Boredom takes a terrible toll on productivity and enthusiasm. Recognize good work. Say “No.”

“Secrets to Hanging on to Top Talent”

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Are you having trouble retaining key team members? Use these tactics to put the brakes on turnover: • Understand what team members want. Not everyone longs for large salaries and outrageous benefits. Strategy: Discover what your team members want other than cash, and then develop strategies to offer them those things.

“Retain Employees”

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Employees need to understand the connection between their jobs and organizational strategy if they are going to stick around for the long haul. The more engaged employees are with their organization, the longer their tenure. Improve retention by ensuring that employees: • Understand your corporate strategy. •

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“To talk—or not to talk—after firings”

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After terminating someone, many managers clam up. They refuse to share information out of fear of legal or other consequences. Although discretion is important, shutting down communication can cause other employees to worry needlessly. They may speculate that you acted arbitrarily and may even conclude that their own jobs are in jeopardy.

“Play to win with a great team”

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Since 1931, the Yankees have played in the World Series 39 times and have won the championship 26 times. How has this team become such an unbeatable colossus? A large part of its success is due to recruitment practices like these: • Establishing high standards. Creating a balanced team of superstars, stars and solid performers.

Surviving an Office Snoop

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In an open environment, with employees situated in cubicles rather than in offices, employees have the opportunity to learn a lot about their co-workers’ professional and personal lives. If you are faced with a colleague who always seems to know everything that’s going on in your life, you might want to be more discreet at work.

Enough Time Management

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by Kevin Eikenberry on July 28, 2010. Yesterday I read an interesting and practical post by Jo Owen called Seven Leadership Traits that the Gurus Don’t Tell You. While written from a C-level perspective it contains some useful thoughts for all leaders and I encourage you to read it. Dictionary.com defines management this way: 1. Leadership

Tips for Taming Terrible Teammates

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Some co-workers seem to take pleasure in seething, shouting or sharing snide comments. You might think their main goal is to make teamwork unpleasant and difficult, but the truth is that they may not mean much of anything by their bad behavior. Use these tips to identify and tame four troublesome types: Mr. Angry. Resentful. Mr. Apathy. Useless.

Control Naysayers

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They may be naturally combative, self-appointed devils’ advocates or normally good-natured people who are having a bad day. These strategies can help you keep all kinds of naysayers in check: • Look for merit in one of their points. Agree with that single issue. Then try to move on to something else. Make light of their remarks. Leadership

Beware of the Disruptor: Rescue Your Next Meeting

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Few team members intend to impede the team’s progress. Yet their unintentional behaviors can really slow meetings down. Here are ways to keep troublesome types in check: • The clown ridicules others, making jokes at their expense. Strategy: Redirect the team member’s attention with serious questions. The dominator monopolizes the gathering.

Four Important Leadership Characteristics

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When I think about leadership, I think about lots of things. I think about initiative. Leaders must lead by taking action. They must see things that need to be done and them make them happen. I think about caring. The best leaders care about those around them. And they don’t just talk about how much they care, they show it. Yes JV softball.

Gratitude - 2010

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Gratitude - 2010 I am filled with gratefulness as I think about 2010 coming to an end. John Hunter is a passionate improvement expert who shares some profound lessons on management, leadership, lean and Deming. Thanks to both of them for enlightening and inspiring. Talk to you soon.

Best Leadership Books of 2010

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A crisis exposes character or the lack of it. Our reaction is important. Our recent history requires a response; a correction; a change in the status quo. If we are thinking more-of-the-same or merely upping our game then we are destined to fail again. On the other hand if we are looking to change our games or approach, then we have a way forward.

Thanks for your contributions in 2010!

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As noted here every year, easily one of the most gratifying aspects of authoring a site like this is the interaction offered by visitors from around the world. They present thoughtful and engaging comments from which we all learn so much, as well as offering us the opportunity to discover additional value on many of the contributors’ own web sites.

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Shut-up & Listen | N2Growth Blog

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Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. The best leaders are proactive, strategic listeners.

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Intellect…an Asset or Liability? | N2Growth Blog

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Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. Is your intellect standing in the way of your success?

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Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog

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Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. Are you efficient or effective, or do you know?

Top 30 Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

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Top 30 Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog (n2growth.com) [.] I know, I know - another list? Great question. Did I get your numbers wrong?

Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

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Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. Is it possible to be a leader without being humble?

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Bonus or No Bonus? | N2Growth Blog

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Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. That is the question. I hope these thoughts help.

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Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog

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What All Great Leaders Have In Common | N2Growth Blog

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Dealing with Conflict | N2Growth Blog

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Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. If so, you likely have issues with conflict.

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My Five Most Read Posts of 2010

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These are the five most read posts on my blog in 2010. I wrote one about books last week). Today’s list is simple.

Five Reasons Why Every Leader is a Salesperson

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Reply Ed Oakley August 23, 2010 at 9:53 am I couldn’t agree more, Kevin. And, more importantly, great leaders are great salespeople.

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The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

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Glamorous Celebrity Deaths and Minimal Taxes in 2010 :: Women on.

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As a result, we started 2010 with no estate tax, and the year was fraught with controversy about how to handle estate planning. billion.

Photo Inquiry Friday: 2010 Is DONE; It may have happened like that.

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The DISC Model of Human Behavior – A Quick Overview | Guy Harris.

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Reply Marc says: July 1, 2010 at 6:51 pm Like the MBTI, DISC is just an indication of the preferred way an individual has to handle a situation.

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Best of Blogs Winner

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Please join me in congratulating All Things Workplace by Steve Roesler, the 2010 Best of Leadership Blogs.

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A Leadership Checklist: 10 Things To Do Right Now To Make It A.

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full A Leadership Checklist: 10 Things To Do Right Now To Make It A Great Year by Starbucker on January 3, 2010 As a leader, I’ve learned that getting off to a great start in a new year is very important. All the best in 2010!