Category: Supervision

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Say “Thank you” for little things

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You don’t have to wait for some grand, world-shaking achievement to thank your team members. Thank them for their effort, for improvement, for doing their jobs … don’t reserve your praise for the big things. Say “Thank you” for little things, too. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Don’t say “always”

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It’s tempting to tell a team member with a behavior issue that they “always” do something. Resist the temptation. “Always” is one of the deadly supervision words. When you tell a team member that they “always” do something, you’re probably wrong. Even if you’re right  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Stamp out problems now!

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Deal with a problem as soon as you spot it. When you leave problems alone, they tend to grow big and nasty. They’re more dangerous and harder to solve then. So, don’t wait. Stamp out problems now! This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time. Just promoted from individual  »  Read More

Lessons from Toto

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Sometimes, when we’re out walking, Toto and I encounter other people and their dogs. When that happens, I usually stand off to the side and tighten my grip on Toto’s leash. Toto is a rescue. That means that I can’t accurately predict her behavior in many situations. I can’t tell if this time she’s going to be  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Comfortable can be dangerous

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In your career as a boss, there will be some people you just hit it off with. Most of the time that’s a good thing, but you should step back every now and then and assess things. Do you hold that person accountable the way you do others? Do you show any favoritism in assignments or discipline? This is only one of 347  »  Read More

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