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Which Employee Efficiencies Most Improve Productivity?

Time management graphic Oil rig workers, executive management teams, production line managers, all need to find ways to manage a day better, and find more time for tasks and leadership functions. Recent research done by WebTorials finds that 70% of a typical employee’s day is spent communicating with other humans. Seems like honing interpesonal skills might reap significant rewards! Click through to find out more.

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Leaders: Questions to Ask to Build Employee Relationships

Leadership Questions Those who ask questions and listen to answers learn a lot, and leaders can build more productive relationships thereby. What questions do you ask that work well when you have a chance to talk to employees one-on-one in a more relaxed setting? We have some thoughts to get your own list started.

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Are You Running Continuous Performance Reviews?

Get performance review check-ins on the calendar Performance reviews are only effective if the review process is continuous. One annual, HR-mandated official review is a useless exercise unless it merely the capstone of a year-long process of feedback and development. July is a great time to start that ongoing process. Let's explore a few ways to get started.

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Employees Prefer E-Mail to Face-to-Face Conversations. Why?

e-mail-contact A recent study found that professional people prefer e-mail communications to in-person conversations. Why would they find e-mails more efficient than actual conversations with collaborators? Let's explore a few possible reasons why.

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What Makes a Leader Exceptional? Strategic Clarity and People Skills

CEOs Standing Out Culture eats business strategy for breakfast, as Drucker may or may not have said. Whoever said it, it is true. Strategic clarity means little if you cannot get your organization to follow you. So how do you get culture aligned with strategy?

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Leadership Re-Start for Q2 2017 – Realign and Re-engage!

Personal Performance Review With the first quarter of 2017 done, what can you do to revive your leadership resolutions from January and get them to blossom? How can you use Spring energy to set up the rest of the year for success? Start with a few appointments with yourself for some introspection.

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