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Category: Training & Productivity

Apr
21
2015
It’s ALL About RESPECT

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” –Albert Einstein When I was a kid (oh so many years ago) my dad’s favorite words to my brother and I were, “if you give respect, you get respect”.  My dad was a successful salesman […]

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By admin April 21, 2015

Mar
19
2015
What to Do When You Think an Employee Has Not Been Truthful

It probably starts out as just a nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right. It may stay that way for a while along with that second sense that there’s trouble afoot, or it can just escalate quickly into something much larger. It’s always a disquieting feeling because all employers want their employees to be honest; […]

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By admin March 19, 2015

Feb
20
2015
Being Trapped by Employees (Part 2)

In our last blog post we discussed the various reasons how and why employers and managers feel trapped by employees. In this post we’re going to discuss some of what you can do about it. Remember, this employee has trapped you for various reasons; if one of those reasons is that they know more about […]

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By admin February 20, 2015

Feb
17
2015
Being Trapped by Employees (Part 1)

Note: This is an important topic as it strikes at the heart of many of the HR debacles that I have witnessed and because I feel that there is so much information to share I have divided the post into 2 parts. Part 1 focuses on the reasons “why” business owners and mangers find themselves […]

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By admin February 17, 2015

Jan
15
2015
Why the Buddy System of Training Might Not Work

Have you ever found yourself in this situation? You’ve hired a new employee, want to get them up and running in a short period of time. The issue is there is no one in your office that spearheads a “structured” On Boarding Training Process. As their start date approaches, you decide to recruit one of […]

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By admin January 15, 2015

Nov
18
2014
Why Having Detailed Job Descriptions Can Help Employee Morale and More

Have you ever been in a position where you’re not 100% certain about what you should do? For instance, that recipe you’re making? Well, it’s a little vague. Those directions from Mapquest? They definitely leave you shaking your head. And how about the schematic that came with your new dresser from IKEA? Good luck in […]

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By admin November 18, 2014

Nov
12
2014
5 Tips For More Effective Training for Your Employees

Just sit by Joan and she’ll show you the ropes. You know how to do this, right? There’s nothing to it. Just jump in and get started. Sound anything like a company that you know? Sound like your company!?  The truth is that many companies use the “fly by the seat of your pants” school […]

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By admin November 12, 2014

Sep
23
2014
What to do About Workplace Bullying

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “bullying?” Brats in the playground, pushing and shoving on the school bus or perhaps it’s the online flaming that has generated so much press in the last few years. But bullying in the workplace, nah, it didn’t come to mind, did it? But tell the […]

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By admin September 23, 2014

Jun
26
2014
Growing Your Business Takes More Than Just Bringing in New Clients

Most of the time when you speak with business owners and ask them if they want to grow their business they answer, “yes” with tremendous enthusiasm and gusto. And most of the time when you ask these same business owners how they intend to grow their business they reply “get more clients.” (Read a related […]

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By admin June 26, 2014

Jun
17
2014
How to Become a Business Partner With Your Client

If you’re in business you might have business partners. I don’t mean one or two partners with whom you have a contractual arrangement and who help you to run the company. No, I mean those people and companies for whom you actually “do” the work and therefore are also known as clients. Yes clients, and […]

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By admin June 17, 2014