Managing People at Work

Perfectionists can be counted on for high-quality output that includes every bit of what you asked for (and then some). Speed and the ability to prioritize, however, often take a back seat.

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Retaining financial records protects your company against litigation and ensures that you stay in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.

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When a crisis arises, a manager must be prepared to step up and lead the teams.

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Perhaps you put in many long hours of work each week and expect your employees to do the same. But how much is too much?

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Perhaps you’ve seen the show Undercover Boss, in which an executive goes undercover and tags along with an employee during his or her daily tasks.You do not have to go to this extreme to find out what is going on in your department. But ask yourself when the last time was that you left your desk to walk through the cubicles or manufacturing floor or visit a customer or a client.

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Traditionally, men and women have very different styles of management. Research shows conclusively that two styles of management do exist. There are pros and cons of each style.

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One simple principle is overlooked time and again during our busy days: Staying healthy has a positive effect not only on a manager’s work performance but also on the performance of his or her team.

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How many times have you come home from a business function armed with so many business cards that you can’t keep track of them all? CardMunch is designed to eliminate these problems.

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“The primary mistake I see many leaders make is falling into the ‘Popeye Syndrome’ (I am what I am). Their attitude is: If you don’t like the way I do things, who cares?” says Sal Silvester, organizational development consultant.

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It was an honest mistake, but a sloppy error that’s going to cost the company thousands of dollars. What do you do? Even the best employees screw up, and while it’s your job to handle disciplinary issues, you don’t want to risk losing an otherwise valuable employee.

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