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Tools and Tips for Successful Management and Leadership

This Management and Leadership blog series is dedicated to the tools, approaches, and strategies that managers can use to promote the success of individuals and the team, and thus also the organization and themselves.

August 31st, 2010

Three Key Principles of People Management

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This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Tools and Tips for Successful Management and Leadership

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As an effective leader, you know that you will only succeed, and the business objectives will only be accomplished, if your team is successful. Their and your success or failure is “joined at the hip.” Thus, a major portion of your management effort […]

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September 21st, 2010

Successful Delegation in Six Steps

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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Tools and Tips for Successful Management and Leadership

The rewards of a successful delegation effort are three-fold: 1) More and/or more advanced tasks are accomplished by the employee; 2) Employee satisfaction increases as they become a more valuable team member and; 3) The team becomes more talented and capable to fulfill the changing needs of the business.

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October 20th, 2010

The Performance Appraisal Process: Part 1 of Effective Employee Performance Management

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This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Tools and Tips for Successful Management and Leadership

Performance management efforts can be likened to a good maintenance program for your car. If you neglect it, you can continue to motor along…for a time. However, you may find that when you need to “step on the gas” you don’t have enough speed to pass your competitors. So, how do you manage your teams’ performance to make sure that they are “firing on all cylinders?”

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October 27th, 2010

The Performance Appraisal System: Part 2 of Effective Employee Performance Management

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This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Tools and Tips for Successful Management and Leadership

A formal Performance Appraisal System is a necessity in a growing and successful business or organization. It demonstrates a consistency of understanding and formal communication of what is expected, what is applauded, and what is not acceptable. Everyone is on the same page, senior management, yourself, and the appraised employee.

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November 18th, 2010

Management Communications: Are You a Filter or Conduit?

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This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Tools and Tips for Successful Management and Leadership

Passing communications down from Senior Management on to your team in times of difficulty and organizational stress is both a challenge and an opportunity for leadership. Sometimes communicating the message verbatim may be counter-productive to accomplishment of the desired results.

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February 3rd, 2011

Gaining Acceptance as a New Supervisor

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This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Tools and Tips for Successful Management and Leadership

Part 6 in the series “Tools and Tips for Successful Management and Leadership.” So how exactly do you go about gaining acceptance once you’ve managed to land that new management position? A lot will ride on it. Success will now be a function of your group/team’s output and performance, not just your own. Your ability to gain the acceptance of your team and get over any speed bumps quickly will be a function of how you approach this initial phase of your new position, and will dictate the time it takes to get them to a high level of productivity.

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October 3rd, 2011

The Magnificent Seven: Tips for Successful Team Management

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This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Tools and Tips for Successful Management and Leadership

Many tasks are solved by teams, but they can either work together harmoniously with great results, or cause real headaches and produce very little. By keeping seven key tips in mind, you can keep your team on track to success.

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