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Once upon a time there was a successful leader. He had an important role in the management of a huge fair.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on November 1, 2016
A harmonious workplace is critical in today’s work place .A First Line Manager must be a keen observer of behavior in their department.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 22, 2016
This hack was written as one of the requirements to obtain the Innovation Mentor Certification at CIMp.
Story by Dennis Agnew on September 19, 2016
A company that wants passionate managers must hire or promote them. Then stand back and watch the company become the best.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on September 18, 2016
Once upon a time there was a successful leader. Each day on his way from the metro to the office, he passed under a bridge where homeless people were seeking shelter from the rain and the cold.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on September 13, 2016
How do you train employees to take charge if they do not want too? You can’t. You can only offer encouragement.To have a winning team a first line manager must require performance.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on August 21, 2016
In the time when the Abbasid Caliphs ruled in the Orient, there lived in Baghdad a successful high-ranking secretary. He was reputed for being utterly incorruptible.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on July 29, 2016
The founder of Chobani is setting the bar very high for employee appreciation. Recently, he gave 10% of the company to his employees.
Story by Greg Harris on July 26, 2016
I know as a first line manager communication is the key to our success. It has always been so. In the past communication was more difficult.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on June 28, 2016
Knowing where to start, what model to use, metrics, governance, development, external resources, etc, etc, etc. can be overwhelming for an organization that wants to thrive in an idea economy.
Story by Garrick Ducat on June 13, 2016
Do not use catch phrases... they can mislead your organization... Here is what I think about these phrases.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on June 6, 2016
During the 60’s of the last century, I was part of the young and enthusiastic crowd that went out to Silicon Valley, attracted by its brew of avant-garde technological brainpower, laid-back, anti
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on June 3, 2016
How an organization deals with goals can help or hurt their success. However just 43.1 percent of companies have a formal way to set and track goals.
Story by Greg Harris on May 17, 2016