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Summer (training) camp

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The summer sessions of our Bud to Boss Training Camp might not include archery lessons, but the two-day events are packed with information relevant to new supervisors. Training Camp locations: San Francisco, CA: June 13 & 14. Already attended a Bud to Boss Training Camp?

Good management CREATES good employees; bad management ruins them

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Good technical managers can be bad at managing others when they have not received management training or mentoring by a good manager. With management training, Tim knows to observe employees’ on-the-job performance and praise an employee’s good results at the time of achievement.

Provide your staff training for dealing with difficult people

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Even if you don’t want to admit it, your team needs training for dealing with difficult people. In all of those situations, your team would benefit from guidance and training for dealing with the difficult person. The popular training kit Detox Your Workplace!

Conflict Management Training 101: End the battle between warring departments

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Offering your staff conflict management training on how to deal with that type of situation will save morale and productivity from plummeting—and will lead to stronger interdepartmental relationships, which will undoubtedly be valuable down the line.

Managing conflict at work: Taming your own emotions

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On this blog and in many of our training tools , we teach supervisors the art of managing conflict at work.We We even offer advice on how you can train your staff to deal with their own problems.

Make employee vacations work for you

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Before the vacation, cross train employees. a leadership development and training firm. Cross train staff to cover that critical work. During the training, the employee who usually does the task will be available to answer questions. (To

Workplace conflict is a scary issue

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Example: If you are training your star performer to take over some of your duties, consider whether other employees should gain new skills as well. If you aren’t spooked enough this Halloween, the following facts about workplace conflict will make your hair stand on end.

Handling employees’ missed deadlines

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That means dividing the work up evenly, assigning realistic deadlines and ensuring that people have the right skills and training to do the job. During a recent dinner conversation, I asked a close friend “What is your biggest complaint about work?”

Handling employees’ missed deadlines

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That means dividing the work up evenly, assigning realistic deadlines and ensuring that people have the right skills and training to do the job. During a recent dinner conversation, I asked a close friend “What is your biggest complaint about work?”

7 dumb mistakes managers make (and what to do instead)

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According to a recent CareerBuilder poll, 58% of managers received no training before starting the job, which often results in avoidable management missteps like these. Even smart, well-trained managers make dumb mistakes. The following is a guest post by Darryl Rosen. You glance down at an incoming text while an employee is talking to you. Or you bark “Just get it done!” to your team and then walk away.

Embrace your inner leader this summer

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. If you’re ready to reach your potential as a manager—and even more importantly, as a leader—we have three great training camps for you this summer: First, there’s this blog’s namesake, the Bud to Boss Training Camp , featuring trainers from the Kevin Eikenberry Group.

As a new boss, are you working harder or smarter?

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When you set clear expectations and train them well, that will save all of your time and avoid anyone having to re-do work. By Amy Beth Miller, editor of The Organized Executive. By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.”.

You are a mentor … even if you don’t realize it

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Learn what it takes to be an excellent coach and mentor to your employees in Orlando this August at Coaching Training Camp ! Recently, at a friend’s insistence, I was reading Meg Kay’s The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter—and How to Make the Most of Them Now (which, despite its cheesy title, I recommend highly to the under-30 crowd). In a section on developing career confidence, she talks about work mentors and shares some truly awful stories.

Establishing a successful mentor/mentee relationship

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We’ve already discussed that more than half of new managers receive no formal training. Likewise, many companies don’t have established, formal mentoring programs either, according to a study recently released by Robert Half Management Resources. A mentor can provide a huge advantage to any business person, especially a new manager or supervisor. Fortunately, you’re not out of luck if your organization doesn’t automatically set you up with one.

That’s amore: Advice for managers faced with romance in the workplace

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a global leadership development and training company. is at the forefront of the leadership development and training industry. A prolific writer, Bock has a monthly column in Seattle Business Magazine , contributes regularly to various publications including Training Magazine and Chief Learning Officer , and is sought out as an industry resource for media outlets including Forbes.

That’s amore: Advice for managers faced with romance in the workplace

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a global leadership development and training company. is at the forefront of the leadership development and training industry. A prolific writer, Bock has a monthly column in Seattle Business Magazine , contributes regularly to various publications including Training Magazine and Chief Learning Officer , and is sought out as an industry resource for media outlets including Forbes.

The DISC Model of Human Behavior (and some seriously good training)

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Bud to Boss and Ultimate Communicator training camps when they were in Washington, D.C. Multiple people at both camps told me that they thought it was the best training experience they’d ever had.

Excellent bosses deserve recognition

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Industry finalists will also receive: A registration pass to the Leadership Training Camp (Valued at $895). A registration pass to the Leadership Training Camp that includes free airfare and hotel accommodations. I’m excited to announce Briefings Media Group’s brand new Bud to Boss Awards. It’s a national program that will recognize and reward the best emerging leaders throughout a variety of fields.

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Create ground rules for common courtesy

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I recently came across the article “The Top Five RUDE Things Professionals Do” written by Kevin Graham, managing director of Empowered Sales Training. Follow these tips from the Essentials of Effective Teamwork training kit : Clarify policies. The two behaviors that resonated with me the most were: Taking tight turns , referring to those individuals who round corners so tightly, that they slam into unsuspecting co-workers.

Be a Daniel Radcliffe not a Macaulay Culkin

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What I find most remarkable is that in the 10 years of filming, not a single member of the casts’ slew of child actors turned into a train wreck. As I watched the final installment of the Harry Potter saga last weekend, I was in awe.

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Do you want to become a more influential supervisor?

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The highly popular Bud to Boss Training Camp , presented by the esteemed Kevin Eikenberry Group, offers these tips to make your communication more powerful, persuasive and meaningful: Speak with people, not to them. January Bud to Boss Training Camps: coming to California and the Carolinas. Briefings Media Group is bringing the Bud to Boss Training Camps to an area near you. For what topics would you most like to receive additional training?

Workplace conflict is a scary issue

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Example: If you are training your star performer to take over some of your duties, consider whether other employees should gain new skills as well. If you aren’t spooked enough this Halloween, the following facts about workplace conflict will make your hair stand on end.

Are micro-inequities driving your team apart?

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Leadership Resources & Tools micro-inequities morale respect training workplace behaviorEvery week, the Briefings marketing team arranges for first-rate speakers to deliver audio conferences on a range of workplace topics. Past speakers have shared their expertise on everything from navigating change to increasing productivity to motivating employees.

For women only: This post is for female managers

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The two-day Smart Business Woman Training Camp with Simma Lieberman will put you on the fast track to success. By Amy Beth Miller, editor of The Organized Executive. “I I hate working for women” a brash young male co-worker announced loudly one day in the open-plan office where we worked.

Prepare to move up the ladder

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Offer to give a one-day training workshop to interested employees. Whether you started your supervisory position last year or yesterday, it’s never too early to work toward your long-term career goals. If your immediate reaction is to put planning on the back burner because you’re “too young” to start thinking about executive leadership, think again.

Employee social media use: How to minimize your risk

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Ensure that all employees are not only aware of the policy but also trained on its details. . Also train your employees on your organization’s Code of Conduct and the possible ramifications for behavior that violates the Code (you should be doing this already anyway). Global Compliance provides whistleblower hotline services and corporate compliance training, including up-to-date courses on sexual harassment training and diversity training.

5 employees to thank your lucky stars for

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They read books and articles relevant to your industry, happily attend training sessions and—what’s best—share their new knowledge with the rest of the group. . This Thursday, as you offer up thanks for all the good things in your life, don’t forget to include these employees—if you’re lucky enough to have them on your team: Optimists. Even on Mondays, these employees arrive at work cheerful and energized.

Think like Leonardo da Vinci

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They realized they needed to train their people to use their whole brain. They started training their employees to use whole-brain thinking skills, like mind mapping. Friday, April 15, is the birthday of one of the greatest thinkers of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. He’d be 359.

Celebrate your customer service reps this week

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The First-Rate Customer Service Training Kit will increase their skills in a wide range of areas, including communicating in challenging situations, dealing with difficult customers and turning service into sales. Leadership Resources & Tools customer service reps Customer Service Week employee recognition trainingDid you know we’re halfway through Customer Service Week ? If not, don’t fret; customer service is something that you can celebrate—and improve—year-round.

Are you worthy of recognition on National Boss’s Day?

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Ask for and value employee input, according to a survey by the leadership training firm Fierce Inc. By Amy Beth Miller, editor of The Organized Executive. Maybe your employees do think you’re the “World’s Best Boss,” but they didn’t realize today is National Boss’s Day.

Critique the feedback you deliver

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I lost sight of my true goal, to train this reporter to be a careful and accurate writer. Instead of telling her what was wrong, I would train her to analyze her own work habits so she could hone her skills. By Amy Beth Miller, editor of The Organized Executive. At the time I thought that I was being clever, but it was one of the dumbest things I ever did as a new manager. As I edited a rookie reporter’s story, I smirked as I typed “ Sheraton is a hotel chain.

How young supervisors can better manage older employees

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Avoid making common and erroneous assumptions about older employees, such as “They are not adaptable, can’t be trained and aren’t as productive as younger people.” They may prefer formal training in technology rather than just figuring things out for themselves.

5 staff motivation tips that even the newest supervisors can implement

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In a discussion at the Bud to Boss Training Camp I recently attended, multiple participants said that their most frustrating supervisors were those who refused to give constructive criticism.

What can the St. Louis Cardinals teach us about workplace performance?

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Louis Cardinals get into peak mental condition for spring training. Louis Cardinals to train them in Mental Toughness. I became their first Director of Mental Training, and that year they went on to win their first World Series in 20 years.

The go-to danger

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Then consider what new tasks your team could take on with additional training. Start by learning how to become a remarkable coach, by attending the two-day Coaching Training Camp. Dos and Don'ts Leadership employee performance employee retention new supervisor skills performance issues trainingBy Amy Beth Miller, editor of The Organized Executive. As a new manager, knowing there are one or two outstanding team members you can rely on in a pinch is a great comfort.

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This April we’ll be showering you with training opportunities

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April will be our busiest month ever for training camps, so you have lots of options about where to go and what to learn. We hope to see you at one of these great events: At the always popular Bud to Boss Training Camp , trainers from the Kevin Eikenberry Group guide smart, ambitious first-time managers to success. Become a master communicator at the Ultimate Communicator Training Camp , led by Carl Smith and Guy Harris. Have you attended one of our training camps?

7 ways the best leaders set an example by going first

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He is one of the speakers at our very popular Bud to Boss and Leadership training camps. This is a guest post from Kevin Eikenberry , a two-time bestselling author, speaker, consultant, trainer, coach, leader, learner, husband and father (not necessarily in that order). Kevin is also on the selection board of our upcoming 2011 Bud to Boss Awards (more on those soon!). Read more about Kevin here.

The best thing you can do about your worst employees

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Provide necessary training. Dan McCarthy recently wrote a post for his Great Leadership blog titled “The 10 Mistakes Every Leader Should Make (and learn from) Before They Die.” The post and the comments that followed it were insightful and thought-provoking. The regret that Dan claims to hear the most is “Taking too long to fire a poor performer.” I don’t think firing employees comes naturally to anyone—except perhaps Donald Trump. Many new leaders avoid making this tough call.

Be a source of calm when employees mourn

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Cross-training your staff is critical so that you can handle situations like this with ease. Last year, my father-in-law died unexpectedly. During that difficult time for our family, I was impressed by—and grateful for—the outpouring of support my husband received from his boss and co-workers. As a leader, that’s how you want to be remembered for handling such difficult times.

5 tips for dealing with political discourse in the workplace

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Dos and Don'ts Leadership Resources & Tools difficult situations leadership legal issues new supervisor skills trainingThis is a guest post by Joseph H. Harris, Partner, White Harris PLLC.