I know you can, so can I.
“It’s faster if I just take care of it!”
Yes it is, in the short term.
With each new job or assignment I tend to keep some of those duties that I’m really good at, that I can do better and faster than others. What I notice is I have more and more to do and less time to do it – old tasks and new tasks.
Hanging on to familiar tasks is natural, it’s about staying in the comfort zone. It also reinforces that I’m good at something – I seem to… Continue reading
I work with a lot of people who are ready to move ahead with their careers. They want the promotion and the next position that’s come open. They come to me wondering why they’ve gotten passed by, disappointed, frustrated or downright angry they aren’t sitting in a new seat.
Here’s what I’ve learned from my clients. You may not need any of these tips at all.
Tip 1: Tell your supervisor. Think about what position you’d like to have. Write down your career goals. Sit with your supervisor and be specific about what you want. Even if it’s their… Continue reading
Have you ever said that? All you can affect is the environment that your employees work in. That environment can encourage good work habits or allow bad work habits. You get to decide.
Warning: For any of these to work, you’ve got to apply them to everyone – consistently.
Here are some more tips you can use if your employees are:
Moody! People who are highly emotional are tough to work with. It’s a roller coaster ride for everyone around. Allowing the drama only encourages more drama. Not dealing with the drama sends a signal to all your staff… Continue reading
My employees were just like me!
Have you ever said that? Are you a perfect employee? Do you set the best example ever?
To be a good boss you have to be a good employee. Each day and with each action you’re being judged. If you were hiring someone to fulfill your duties – would you hire you?
For the most part, your employees are just like you, sometimes more than we’d like. Here’s a few of the biggest complaints that I hear from supervisors and managers.
Late! You can never be late, not even a little late if… Continue reading