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“Ask More Questions” — Listen to Win a Free T-Shirt

Our very own, Phil Dourado is the guest on this 8 minute Management Tips Podcast. Phil’s tip - Lead by asking questions.

Listen to the podcast, post a comment on the Joe and Wanda on Management Blog, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a free Be Good Ventures T-Shirt featuring Joe and Wanda. Three T-Shirts will be awarded. Click here to listen and comment.

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Reid's Dirty Deed

It’s been an interesting sports week in Philadelphia. Last Sunday, Eagle’s coach Andy Reid benched quarterback Donovan McNabb after the first half. Donavan was playing poorly, but the Eagles were only down 10 to 7. They still had a chance to win the game and keep their slim playoffs hopes alive. Many remain perplexed by the move to yank a former Pro-Bowl quarterback, in favor of a backup with 9 professional snaps to his credit. More disturbing though is the way that Coach Reid handled the situation. McNabb has been the quarterback of the Eagles for the last 10 years.

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Get the Muck out of People’s Way!

If you’ve got 7 1/2 minutes to spare, listen to Lisa Haneberg’s Management Tip — Have a sense of urgency. Do something every day to make it easier for your group to do its job. Click here.

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Addressing Performance Issues

There are so many managers out there that have never coached anyone through a performance issue. Is it because they are such wonderful managers and play to people’s strengths? No, it’s not. There are a lot of employees out there that simply aren’t doing a very good job. Unfortunately they don’t know it. No one tells them. Why? Too busy?

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Draw Out Employee Strengths

Get engaged with David Zinger’s Management Tip to draw out employee strengths. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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John Wooden Quote

Recently, legendary basketball coach John Wooden was interviewed in Toastmasters Magazine. There were many valuable leadership tidbits spread throughout, but the closing paragraph really struck a cord. 

“I think we are all guilty at times of wanting things to happen a certain way but not doing everything we are capable of to help that become a reality. We just want it to. And that’s not life. That shouldn’t be life.” 

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Only Have Time for Meetings

Managers are experts at attending meetings. There always seems to be time to attend them, but never time to complete the action items assigned during prior meetings. Wouldn’t it be better to skip out on the meeting, complete the assignment and have the deliverable in the organizer’s inbox before the meeting ends? For more, click here.

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5 Steps For Managing Your Boss

Why do you need to manage your manager, and how do you go about doing it? Invest 8 minutes with Vince Thompson to find out. Click here.

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Trust Withheld; Micromanagement Unveiled

Micromanagement and lack of trust are cries often heard in today's business arenas. In this age of accountability, downsizing, larger spans of control, complex global competition, and job uncertainty, all managers are faced with getting results through people. Managers preach empowerment and yet, if the results are not right, who gets the blame?

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Don’t Be Judgemental

Brian Oates offers up his tip on the Management Tips Podcast Series. If you have about 6 minutes to spare, give it a listen here.