Tag: kim turnage

Avoiding Distractions for Telecommuters
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Avoiding Distractions for Telecommuters

If you’re like the vast majority of workers — 70% based on a survey by IWG — you work from somewhere other than your company’s office at least one day a week. Other research  from Stanford suggests telecommuting boosts productivity while reducing both turnover and costs for organizations.  But working from home (or your local...

Do the Best Players Make the Best Coaches?
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Do the Best Players Make the Best Coaches?

Studies show that more than half of workers would choose a great manager over a 10% pay increase. Studies also show that as many as 50% of managers and leaders are ineffective at their jobs. Maybe that’s why so many people would literally leave money on the table to get a better boss. When companies...

Simplify: Focus More on Your 20
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Simplify: Focus More on Your 20

The 80/20 rule — you get 80% of your results from 20% of your efforts. It’s a real thing, and almost everyone has heard about it. But do you live it? If you did, how much would it simplify your life? If you make one resolution for 2018, make it this: Focus more on your...

Emotional Rehiring: What Is It and When Should You Do It?
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Emotional Rehiring: What Is It and When Should You Do It?

Here’s a scenario every leader faces from time to time: a top employee whose work is mission critical to your business comes to your office and announces his or her plan to leave. Not on vacation. Permanently. This person is a top performer whose departure would leave a significant hole in your business. What do...

Make a Difference: Invest in Your Own Growth
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Make a Difference: Invest in Your Own Growth

At the beginning of a fresh, new year, there may be no better advice to managers and leaders than this: Invest in Your Own Growth Other people have likely invested in your personal and professional development. You have reaped the benefits of their teaching, training, coaching, advising and mentorship. But as your career progresses and...

Make a Difference: Navigate Change by Taking Action on People Issues
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Make a Difference: Navigate Change by Taking Action on People Issues

The only constant in business is change. On the Managing to Make a Difference podcast, we’ve been talking about how managers can make a difference in the face of organizational change, and our latest podcast might be the single topic that makes people most uncomfortable – taking action on people issues.

Are You Really Ready for That Promotion?
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Are You Really Ready for That Promotion?

You want to be a rising star in your company, but your meteoric rise can peter out, literally, if you get Peter Principled. The Peter Principle states that people get promoted to their level of incompetence because their promotions are based on their performance in the current role, instead of on their potential to excel...

Feeling Bored at Work? Use It to Stimulate Growth.
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Feeling Bored at Work? Use It to Stimulate Growth.

Are you in a situation like this? Your work was exciting when you started this job, but the shine has worn off over time. You’re bored. It’s a good paying job with a good company. You like your manager and the people with whom you work. But that doesn’t make the work any less boring....

Make a Difference: Year in Review
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Make a Difference: Year in Review

Join us on this week’s podcast as we look back at key takeaways on the priorities and strategies of managers who make a meaningful difference in the lives of the people they lead. Cultivate Positive Relationships Relationships are the foundation for everything managers do, and individualized relationships are the key to managing to make a...

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