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Know Fear as a Leader

Woman in FearTo say that the workplace has changed a lot in the past decade, with more changes imminent, should not come as a surprise to most people. It’s almost become a trite statement to talk about the rapid changes that organizations have undergone. People – managers and staff – know this. They live it every day at work and in their personal lives.

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IMPROVING YOUR MANAGEMENT SKILL-SET: 5 BEST WAYS OF KEEPING YOUR TEAM MOTIVATED

People have always been the main resource of each company. To achieve the desired result you need to know how to motivate your team effectively. Inspiring supervisory style helps to create and maintain the spirit of enthusiasm among workers. The process of team motivating can be compared to creating a sculpture. To get a consummate shape the artist should clearly understand the structure of the material and be able to see the inner potential it contains. When it comes to inspiring people, communicating with your staff can be a very powerful tool.

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The Elusiveness of Leadership

Guy JumpingWhen your correspondent entered the leadership field in the early nineties, not long after starting work as a middle manager, the economy was rebounding from a recession and a new buzz around leadership was emerging.

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Should Work-Life Integration Replace Work-Life Balance?

Work-Life-Balance-Sign-postPeople have a love for fads, whether it was the Hula Hoop in the late fifties, the big hair bands of the 80s or the moon shoes of the nineties. When it comes to workplace issues, we become enthralled with new ideas which often get blindly adopted without first thinking through the implications.

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New Book - "The Facts of Life Regarding Management"

"The Facts of Life Regarding Management" provides common sense approachBRYCE'S "THE FACTS OF LIFE REGARDING MANAGEMENT" PROVIDES COMMON SENSE APPROACHhttp://www.phmainstreet.com/mba/sense.htm#mgmt

I've just written a new book entitled, "The Facts of Life Regarding Management," which provides a common sense approach for management, leadership, corporate culture, and much more.  Available in paper and eBook (Kindle) formats.  I hope you find it useful.

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10 Valuable Lessons for Aspiring Leaders

happy-people1The motivation for this post stems from my own leadership journey over the past 25-plus years, during which time I moved in and out of formal management positions, worked as a project manager, thought leader, and economist.

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Revisiting Teamwork Fads

“What goes around, comes around.”

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In Memory of a Leadership Pioneer – Warren Bennis

Bennis 2This summer saw one of the world’s most respected leadership experts depart our planet, heading off to join other past leadership giants. Warren Bennis died on July 31 at age 89.

 

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Leaders Pay Close Attention…and Then Act

Hardly any faculty is more important for the intellectual progress of man than ATTENTION. Animals clearly manifest this power, as when a cat watches by a hole and prepares to spring on its prey.
– Charles Darwin (The Descent of Man, 1871)

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Customer Service Meets Productivity

mechanic1We had a tough winter here in Eastern Ontario where I live. But then, so did much of Canada and many parts of the U.S. Lots of snow, strong winds, and what caused meteorologists to exhibit signs of unusual arousal, the Polar Vortex, which somehow got diverted from Canada’s Arctic for a couple of months to put the freeze on much of North America.