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Tascha Halliburton

For those of you who don’t know, I’m currently in a leadership position myself and I aspire to work towards a management position. So every chance I have I try to always pick up pieces of wisdom from books on management, attending seminars/lectures, or referencing my business mentors.

Having spent the last week busy at work, I was really happy to finally have some time to attend a lecture on the different theories behind management styles.

One of the really cool parts of the lecture I attended focused on the spectrum of management styles and the theory behind what is at each end of the spectrum when it comes to managing a team, a startup, or a large company with multiple levels of management.

For instance on one end of the management style spectrum is the so called Tough guy/gal management style. In business, we refer to this management style…

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If you work in corporate America you worry about employee engagement. If you work in corporate “World” you worry about employee engagement. And if you pay attention to employee engagement data you know it really hasn’t changed much in 10 years or so.

Hovering around 30%, employee engagement is the Groundhog’s Day of HR issues. The true definition of insanity – same thing different day – same solutions – same results. But what the heck. Let’s do it all over again tomorrow.

K?

K.

With the almost total lack of results that most engagement solutions have provided (except for those outliers everyone uses in their sales presentations) I think it is time to start exploring non-traditional solutions.

And this is one of them.

Add These Three Words To Every Employee Title

Before I tell you the three words, how many of you have heard of a job called “evangelist?”

I…

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Preventing Coworker Problems

Practical Practice Management

brokrfte streiten

We all know that when you are working with people you will always have people problems.  There is just no getting around it.

If it is not personality issues it may be work styles, general attitudes or beliefs.

We are humans, and we are different from each other, which is a beautiful thing, yet it can be a great division among coworkers.

It is also a big headache to management staff or business owners. When colleagues are not getting along it can cost the company time and money.

There will be people at work who just do not “click” with each other. But what do you do if the situation becomes intolerable for one or more employees? This is especially tricky if all of the employees do good work.

As a manager how do you handle the situation when co-workers collide? Do you have a company protocol drawn up stating…

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Practical Practice Management

sleeping_work

Yawning at the desk again?  Are you having a hard time waking up and getting with it at work?

There are several reasons why we can suffer from daytime sleepiness.  If you can pinpoint the reason for it there may be a solution to help you enjoy your workday with energy again.

We need to make time for sleep.  We cannot expect to do our best at work if we have had a few hours of sleep the night before.  Experts in the sleep field say the average adult needs between 7-9 hours of sleep per night.

Preparing your sleep time plays an important role in your sleep habits.  From exercise to creating a relaxing bedtime routine can help.

Reading, T.V. and working on your laptop in bed can hinder your sleep.

Remember if you suffer from daytime sleepiness you cannot be giving your best at work and that is not good for…

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Practical Practice Management

brokrfte streiten

We all know that when you are working with people you will always have people problems.  There is just no getting around it.

If it is not personality issues it may be work styles, general attitudes or beliefs.

We are humans, and we are different from each other, which is a beautiful thing, yet it can be a great division among coworkers.

It is also a big headache to management staff or business owners. When colleagues are not getting along it can cost the company time and money.

There will be people at work who just do not “click” with each other. But what do you do if the situation becomes intolerable for one or more employees? This is especially tricky if all of the employees do good work.

As a manager how do you handle the situation when co-workers collide? Do you have a company protocol drawn up stating…

View original post 187 more words

Practical Practice Management

stable-the-table

Balancing all areas of one’s life can be difficult.  We want to give our all at work and at home.

We hear a lot regarding balancing these two areas of our life, but if it were just these two areas that we needed to keep in balanced might not be so difficult.

In actuality, there are four areas in life that we need to keep in balance to be successful and achieve living the life we desire.

  1. Work
  2. Relationships/family/home life
  3. Spiritual Life (whatever that is to you)
  4. Health/Self

Think of yourself as a table and each of the legs as one of the areas of life above.  If the legs are all equal, the table stands firm.  If one leg is shorter or longer, the table becomes unbalanced.

It is the same with our lives, if we spend too much time on our work; we are short-changing ourselves in another area.

Most often we end…

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Practical Practice Management

sleeping_work

Yawning at the desk again?  Are you having a hard time waking up and getting with it at work?

There are several reasons why we can suffer from daytime sleepiness.  If you can pinpoint the reason for it there may be a solution to help you enjoy your workday with energy again.

We need to make time for sleep.  We cannot expect to do our best at work if we have had a few hours of sleep the night before.  Experts in the sleep field say the average adult needs between 7-9 hours of sleep per night.

Preparing your sleep time plays an important role in your sleep habits.  From exercise to creating a relaxing bedtime routine can help.

Reading, T.V. and working on your laptop in bed can hinder your sleep.

Remember if you suffer from daytime sleepiness you cannot be giving your best at work and that is not good for…

View original post 9 more words

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