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How to Delegate Effectively

How to Delegate Effectively How to delegate effectively means understanding that delegating tasks and authority is a defining aspect of being a boss, yet personal experience has likely shown you that it’s a skill that many managers lack. Whether it’s a lack of delegation, too much delega…

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Signs That Your Boss is an Effective Leader

When you enter a new workplace for the very first time, you quickly get a sense of what life will be like for you there. As you meet your new coworkers, you’ll quickly develop a feel for what the general tone or atmosphere of your work environment is like. Having annoying co-workers, tedious a…

Getting in The Zone

Whether you own a business or work for someone who does, you have probably experienced the “never enough time” phenomenon.  When I worked in the software development world, the saying was always that there was never enough time to do it right, but always plenty of time to go back and fix it lat…

Ways to Manage Staff Conflict

Conflict is inevitable when a team works closely together; however, if a leader does not confront conflict and allows it to fester, the work environment can become toxic. A manager who avoids conflict and put up a façade of harmony unknowingly creates disruption between the employees. It is the res…

Managing Staff Sickness

The key to managing successfully is to have effective contingency plans. Since important projects are always in process and there are deadlines to meet, the work must be done despite absenteeism. This can be easier to achieve if a backup plan is implemented in which important projects are assigned t…

The Power of a Deadline… And Mud

Toward the end of last year I did something I never thought I’d do. In fact, when I committed to it, my own mother said, “Well I think you’re crazy.” (thanks, mom) What was it? The Mudderella. A 5-mile obstacle course that left me completely out of breath, scratched, bruised, and covered in …

4 Tips To Manage Stress at Work

Even if you love what you do, any job can have stressful elements. Everyone who has ever held a job has probably felt work-related stress getting to them at some point. It can be the pressure to meet a deadline, or dealing with an overbearing boss. The question is, how to manage stress effectively? …

The Feeding and Watering of Your Team

While you are busy growing your business, who is taking the time to water and feed your employees?  As you have probably already noticed, there is only so much time in your day for you to do things, and as the business grows you need to rely on your employees, your team, more and more. […]