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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Do you remember your first management job? I do, but for all the wrong reasons! When I was 18, I was put in charge of a summer recreational sailing program. It sounds like a dream job,...
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Fact: We live in an interruption-oriented society.Indeed, the ability to sneak off, find quiet time, or simply rest is challenging in the age of mobile devices. Just think how the noise...
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
If I’ve learned anything in the past 25 years, it’s that I provide the greatest value to my team when I say no. It’s easy to say yes. It’s popular to say yes. But very often, it’s poor...
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
My karate teacher Frank Gorman likes to say, “We are all products of our habits. Good habits? Bad habits? That is your choice.” What are you really prepared to require? What strong...
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Good Work Habits: Self-Presentation, Timeliness, Organization, Productivity, Quality, Follow-Through, Consistency, Initiative Basic work habits are matters of self-management, which has...
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Monday, May 22, 2017
Are you stuck doing the work your employees should be doing? Are you so busy that you don't even have time to say hello to those outside your office? If so, you might want to consider...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Personal responsibility: Staying focused on what one can control directly—principally one’s own thoughts, words, and actions—and controlling one’s responses in the face of factors outside...
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
When I began my call center supervisor career, I did not truly understand the importance of my job. Now I realize that the frontline supervisor is vital to an organization. In fact, the...
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Everywhere we look, there is evidence that average is kidnapping excellence.  This is why, as consumers, we are getting more and more frustrated with clerks, operators, and wait staff at...
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
It is 8:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. You have just gotten settled into the office, opened your email, and already have had a few employees stop by to see you. Your first of many...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
One day when my colleagues and I were meeting with our managing partner, I remember being admonished: “You lead people and you manage systems and things.” That was more than 25 years ago,...
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Can managers teach “old-fashioned professionalism” to today’s young talent? Yes. But there are few things they need to keep in mind. For starters, most first-time employees are coming to...
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Podcasts
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Managers’ plates are often overflowing, so the question is when and what to delegate.
Video
Monday, May 23, 2016
In this segment, James Millard and Frank Satterthwaite discuss the concept of a player/manager, one who both contributes on an individual basis and manages other individual contributors.
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Monday, May 23, 2016
In this segment, James Millard and Frank Satterthwaite discuss the concept of a can-do spirit, the attitude of managers who accept development responsibilities for their direct reports.
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Do more with less. That’s they reigning mantra in recent years. Don’t hire more people, use the resources you have. Even though you can try to justify why you need more people, the fact is...
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