Leadership

The Reality of “The Supervisor Sandwich”

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Confrontation is certainly not the easiest part of being a manager. In fact, it’s probably your least favorite. It’s human nature to avoid interpersonal discord. Many people hope a problem just corrects itself without our intervention. But, is that manner of thinking really reality? How can you provide coaching for an employee, co-worker, or even your own supervisor and have it be a positive experience? We’ve all heard of “The Supervisor Sandwich.”

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Energy. Confidence. Results. – What’s Your Strategy?

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Day after day we talk to leaders within companies that know that their business could be doing better. The problem? They’re unsure of how to go about it. Business is good, but not great. Competition has become greater. The decisions that need to be made are tougher. Because many leaders are unsure of how to make their business better – they do nothing.

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Calling All People with the Word “Manager” in their Title

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A strong leader can communicate an exciting vision of the future. He can provide his team with something important and valuable to focus on. She can set the tone and morale of the entire team. We know that communication is the key to maintaining a healthy team environment. Both in listening and speaking, it is critical to the team’s productivity that everyone is involved and on the same page. Take a look at the six points below. We hope this serves as a reminder and a trigger to evaluate yourself.

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Today an Employee. Tomorrow a Manager.

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Jack is really good at what he does. He shows up on time. Gets his work done. He helps his co-workers. He’s efficient – a good “do-er.” So you decide to promote Jack to a management position. Now, he’s struggling and not meeting your expectations. How many times have we seen this scenario?

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Attitude + Trust = Success

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We’ve all had those days lately. The kind where you wake up and feel like your entire world is crashing down around you. Nothing works the way it should, your plans go awry, and the last thing you want to do is deal with other people. On days like these, we walk around with a chip on our shoulder thinking, “Stay out of my way, people. Today is NOT my day!” And it’s okay to feel the way you feel. We all feel it, in some facet or another.

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Trust = Team

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Building a team can be one of the most challenging responsibilities of someone who leads. Building a team is the task of organizing a group of people to work well together, accomplish goals, and have a positive impact on the company.

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Leadership. It’s Not About You.

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There are no less than 14,000 books on leadership. Probably more. All the time, speakers entertain us. We attend workshops and seminars. We read the books. Everyone has the magic formula of what it takes to be a great leader. However, has anyone ever followed up to see if those who attend these workshops, listened to the speaker, or read the books have become better leaders?

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Another Tough Leadership Challenge

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You have an employee that gets the job done. From what you can tell, he’s a nice guy. He can actually work with you. And he brings great ideas. Here’s the problem: He can’t get along with his co-workers. And you’ve heard from some of your clients who are struggling to work with him. Another tough leadership challenge. What do you do?

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Uninspired…What’s my Purpose?

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So you’re sitting at your desk, doing the same thing you do every day, and your boss walks in the front door. She doesn’t say “Hi.” She just walks past with her head down. She goes straight back to her office. Now the employees in your office are emailing back and forth… “Someone get her a broom…The witch is back!” Sounds like something off a movie right? Well, this has also happened in real life…I’ve seen it.

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Stuck in a Rut

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Every now and then we all find ourselves in a mental funk or stuck in a rut. No one around you really knows this is what you’re feeling or thinking. You like your job. No one is really doing anything wrong…it’s just a funk! What do you do about it?

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