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Overcoming Negative Attitudes & Monday Blues

Despite the best efforts of the hiring manager, it is inevitable that businesses will wind up with one or more employees that just seem to be negative all of the time. Negative affect is the psychological term for an individual that views the world as…

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Responding To Allegations Of Discrimination

Despite our best efforts to provide a safe and discrimination free work environment, occasionally complaints of racial discrimination, gender discrimination, or sexual harassment will occur. When complaints are filed, it is vital that the HR staff respond immediately and appropriately to mediate the situation. (more…)

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Bad Management: Leadership Styles that Cause Turnover

While every manager wants to believe that they are the ideal leaders, this is often not the case. For every effective leader, there exists a bad manager whose behaviors cause their employees undue strife. For the worst of these managers, their bad behaviors can lead…

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Maintaining Professional Boundaries: How to Walk The Line of Professional Behaviour

Many professionals find that they spend more time during the day at work than they do at home. With so much time spent together, employees often find themselves forming friendships with coworkers after hours as well. If all parties are not careful, these friendships may…

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Optimising Work Assignments: Using Job Rotation in Factory and Office Settings

One of the greatest challenges to successful management is the optimization of work assignments. Maximising employee productivity and work flow can be a daunting task for any manager, but there are strategies to aid in the work assignment process for both those in industrial and…

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Using Psychometric Measures in the Workplace

When asked to describe a psychometric measure, many people first think of the stereotypical Rorschach ink blot test and assume that you are trying to identify childhood traumas and psychiatric disorders. Most people think conventional tests like this are inaccurate, but in reality, psychologists can…

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Prevent Your Team From Choking Under Pressure: A Leadership Perspective

It’s the decisive penalty kick of the World Cup finals. There’s pin-drop silence in the stadium as the fortunes of a football crazy country rest on the shoulders of this one player. The player taking the penalty kick is not a novice. He’s often succeeded…

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Using Telework To Increase Employee Productivity & Engagement

The modern paradigm of work is beginning to shift away from the 40-hour work week spent in a cubicle. With a new focus placed on the work produced instead of the work process, workers are beginning to demonstrate that offering flexible work arrangements can greatly…

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What’s Your Coaching Style?

Management and coaching is a very subjective topic. Each individual manager and coach has their own individual style. In the report below, we have an activity where you can see what your own coaching style is with a quick explanation for each style. (more…)

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The Five Worst Traps To Avoid As A Manager

As manager’s we always fall into little traps and develop bad habits that will hinder rather than help and progress our performance. However there are certain habits and characteristics that have to be avoided like the plague – and if you currently see yourself falling…

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Managing By Walking About – How To Make Your Walking Productive

Many managers tell me that they want to get closer to their staff to motivate them and keep them enthusiastic in their jobs, but they lack the social skills to determine how best to do it. (more…)

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The Greatest Resource You Will Ever Have As A Manager

Today, managers are tasked to build and develop their resources more effectively. In fact, there is a facet of management devoted specifically to ‘resource management’. (more…)

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