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Build Confidence to help Employees Soar!

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Good leaders know that the more confidence an individual possesses the more efficient and productive they tend to be in meeting their goals. Yet, employees of a certain age often believe that it’s too late to become a confident presenter, successful leader or effective manager, and that their window of opportunity closed somewhere between their formative years and now. However, these beliefs are simply myths. By helping our employees grow in self-esteem and confidence, we… Read More

DISC Promotes Engagement, Productivity

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Are you looking for a cost-effective tool to help you select and hire the right employee? Or to assist with the coaching and development of your current team? If so, the executive coaches and consultants at The Workplace Coach encourage you to explore TTI Brand DISC Assessments. DISC assessments are the most widely used (non-clinical) business profiling tools worldwide. Thousands of organizations of all sizes, major governmental agencies, and Fortune 500 companies use DISC products… Read More

Fun Fosters Productivity

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Board Certified Coach, Donna Deming from New York shares with our readers the following example of how managers and leaders can create a more enjoyable work environment that fosters fun, collaboration and productivity: Sylvia Bryans is the manager of a small business in New York City.  Her staff of seven all get along with each very well; there isn’t one personality in the group that is disliked—except, that is, for Ms. Bryans herself. Most of… Read More

Manager As Coach

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“Regardless of how good an employer and their employee engagement initiatives may be, if their managers do not have a genuine interest in their team and provide adequate support, and coaching, the employee will not want to remain with the employer long-term.” (Fairplace Cedar, May 2012). According to recent research by Talent Management experts at Fairplace Cedar, located in the UK, building the coaching capability of managers offers many benefits for organizations.  These include a… Read More

The Managers Oracle, II

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Mark Schwartz, Author of The Managers Oracle shares with us the following excerpt from his book… Facilitating Staff Make no mistake: A leader/manager’s job is not simply planning and budgeting.  It’s not just report-writing or self-importantly handing out orders for subordinates to follow.  Nor is it sitting behind a big desk and blithely picking up a plump paycheck. A most important part of your job as leader/manager is the major responsibility to constantly and thoroughly… Read More

The Managers Oracle

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Mark Schwartz, Author of The Managers Oracle shares with us the following excerpt from his book… Always Issue Clear Instructions Here’s a key question: Why in the world would you want to risk failure when you can virtually ensure success by taking just a moment to give out very clear instructions? Almost without exception, every boss who has ever handed down an order has, at one time or another, also been guilty of dispensing poor… Read More

The Economics of Happiness

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Is it just me or is everyone talking about happiness these days? The January/February issue of Harvard Business Review has a 4-article section on “the happiness factor,” my minister has launched a 12 month “pursuit of happiness” series and then of course there’s Gretchen Rubin’s best seller “The Happiness Project.”  Of course, with the terrible shape of our economy, and global turmoil one might speculate that concern about whether or not our employees are happy… Read More