Overcoming Imposter Syndrome as a Manager

Have you ever heard of imposter syndrome? It’s something that many managers know all too well. It’s the feeling that you are constantly on the brink of being exposed as a fraud and not living up to your role or...

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Managers: Want to build trust? Active listening is the key!

As a manager, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest strategies for leading your team. One such strategy is active listening. Active listening is a powerful tool that can help you build relationships with your...

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5 Tips for New Managers to Ensure Clear Communication

Clear communication is essential for ensuring that team members understand their roles, responsibilities, and expectations. To establish clear expectations and guidelines, it is important to:

  • Clearly define the goals and...
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A new manager can improve the effectiveness of their team by using these strategies

A new manager can improve the effectiveness of their team by using the following strategies for managing difficult staff:

  1. Clear communication: Establish clear expectations and guidelines for team members and ensure that...

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How Leaders Can Help to Prevent Conflicts from Escalating: Strategies for Managing Difficult Staff | The Power of Laughter

Managing a team can be a challenging task, especially when dealing with difficult staff members. However, one often overlooked tool that can help lighten the mood and get everyone back on track is the power of a good joke.

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How Leaders Can Help to Prevent Conflicts from Escalating: Strategies for Managing Conflicts Effectively

Conflict is an inevitable part of any work environment, but how leaders handle conflicts can make all the difference. Confident leaders know that preventing conflicts from escalating is crucial for maintaining a...

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The Importance of Listening: How Managers Can Improve Staff Morale and Productivity | Manager Tools

As managers, it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks of running a business and lose sight of the most important aspect of leadership: listening to our staff. When managers fail to listen to the concerns,...

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Why Confident Leaders Actively Listen: The Importance of Hearing and Understanding | Manager Tools

Why Confident Leaders Actively Listen: The Importance of Hearing and Understanding Others

Leadership is not just about giving orders and directing others, it's also about listening and understanding the perspectives of those...

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How to Manage the Unmanageable

Working with difficult employees can be a challenge for even the most experienced manager. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and frustrated when dealing with a difficult employee, but there are some strategies that managers...

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How to Deal with Difficult Managers and Coworkers

Do you have a difficult manager or coworker that you just don't know how to deal with? In this video, I'm going to show you some tips and tricks on how to handle them without causing any conflict.

In this post I'm going to...

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Leaders… you need to chill out and have a laugh.

When we are in leadership positions, sometimes we believe that the weight of the world is on our shoulders.  That we need to be seriously focused on our work. This can be true. But…

 

If we want to perform our...

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How to be a successful leader.

Many people are reaching out to me asking point-blank… “how can I be a successful leader?”

 

I’ve said it many times before, leading is easy… if you know the basics. From there it’s...

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What is your brand? What do you represent?

I was recently featured on Forbes and Personal Branding Blog which got me thinking… what is YOUR brand?

 

This means, what do you stand for? When your staff or team are out having drinks… what do they say...

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Can you “over-apply” for internal promotions?

I recently had a Member of my Leadership Academy ask me if he should apply to a job posting.  The concern he had was that a few months prior, he already applied to this internal posting.

 

Would it look silly of him...

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3 ways to manage stress at work

Are you pulling your hair out because of stress? We can have stress in our personal and professional lives. Stress can affect people in different ways.  Below are 3 ways to manage your work stress. For more ways to manage...

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Being laid off is NOT your fault BUT… what happens next IS!

We’ve all heard about how some big companies are doing some big layoffs.  Not only have they done some big layoffs, but they’ve done it in the most heartless way.

So, let’s get something out of the way....

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Do you have a leadership mindset?

People are promoted every day. This doesn’t mean they are going to be great leaders.  There are a few things you need to be thinking of and a way to be thinking of them. In this post I share 5 leadership mindsets you...

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Can managers and employees be friends?

Whenever someone is first moved into a management position I always get the same question. Can I be friends with my staff?

 

In short, yes... but no.

 

If you are new to the company I would say that you always want to...

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How your social accounts are killing your career opportunities.

When you apply to a new job or a promotion, you will submit your resume and cover letter.  This has everything that you believe the hiring manager would want to see.  You sit back feeling confident that you’ve...

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Do you need an MBA to be a manager?

Many people ask, “do I need an MBA to be a good manager”?  My short answer is “no”.  My long answer is also no. But…

 

First, what is an MBA? It stands for Masters in Business...

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What to do when a co-worker says something inappropriate?

I recently had a long-time subscriber and reach out to me regarding a co-worker saying things that were inappropriate.  To listen to the FULL situation and my response scroll down and grab the link to the podcast.

 

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How to manage your manager.

Sometimes we as leaders think we just need to manage our teams well and the day will be great. Sometimes we don’t think there will come a moment where we need to manage our managers or what some call “managing...

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How to manage older employees when you are the new, younger manager.

So, you’re the new guy or gal on the job. You are thrilled to be taking on this leadership role but there is 1 problem… You have some staff who are way older than you and/or are WAY more experienced in the field...

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The 2 most powerful words in management

I’ve said these MANY times in many videos… management is NOT hard. If you know and use these 2 powerful words back-to-back you will find that it is rather easy.  What are these words you ask? Sit down, are you...

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