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Why You Should Quit Telling Me What to Do.

Quit telling, because no one wants to be TOLD what to do - especially adults in the workplace. If you are looking to disempower your employees, make your coworkers resentful, and build invisible walls that stunt communication, teamwork, and camaraderie, then, by all means, keep telling people what to do and how to do it.

How to Receive Feedback Like a Pro

Feedback, when not glowing, can be a tough pill to swallow. Unless ... you know how to receive it like a pro. Today I finished up a training series on presentations and PowerPoint for a client. It was a BIG day for them. After 20 hours of classroom learning and application, the tables turned and

G Factor: Gumption (2 in a 7-part series)

  Used with permission. Copyright Rick Cooper. How often do you try new things?  Do you persevere when things don’t go as you planned or hoped?  If you didn't answer YES! with conviction and without hesitation you might be falling short on Gumption. Wait, wait, wait. When I was a young girl, I was told

Coaching Your Team

Coaching is a method supervisors use to recognize and/or develop their employees.  Many employees are hungry to be coached, yet many supervisors don’t make it a priority.  Having a meeting with an employee to correct behavior isn’t necessarily coaching.  Instead, adopt the idea that you can make your employees better when you invest in their

How to Give Positive Feedback in Only 4 Steps

Superior supervisors take time to recognize what their employees are doing well.  Part of your job as a supervisor is to develop your employees into great employees – without feedback this is quite difficult to do.  This week we will focus on giving positive feedback (return next week to learn how to give not-so-positive feedback).