Conducting a Job Interview

Finding the right person for the job takes time and effort. Most often a manager or supervisor will have to interview several individuals before finding someone with the competencies to do the job well. When filling a vacant position you need to first determine the job core competencies. Identify the knowledge, skills, and experience required [...]

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Effective Business Communication

Most successful supervisors possess effective business communication skills. Effective communication builds bonds and relationships among your employees. On the other hand if you don’t possess good communication skills you run the risk of creating misunderstandings, conflict, and confrontation within the workplace. Common communication stats show that out of every message you send, 7% of that [...]

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Challenges of Supervising People

In order to be a successful supervisor you need to be able to recognize the fact that leadership challenges will emerge. How you deal with these challenges will have an effect on the relationships among you and your team members. Here are 3 basic types of situations you may encounter as a supervisor that will [...]

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Patterns of Leadership Behavior

The experienced leader uses many complex and subtle resources to exercise his influence and stimulate those he leads to be creative and productive. From the complex range of leader behavior, we have selected five of the most typical patterns, ranging from highly leader-centered to highly group-centered. Telling – the leader identifies a problem, considers alternative [...]

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15 Presentation Tips

One of the most important presentation tips to remember is know your audience. Obviously, we aren’t talking about knowing each and every person and what their favorite color is but you need to know what their basic needs are and the information they want to hear. They are most likely interested in hearing you speak [...]

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Choosing Your Leadership Style

When choosing your leadership style look first at the employee and the situation. Not all styles work with all people and at times you need to be able to quickly choose the right leadership style for that particular situation. In general there are four basic leadership styles. The Prescriber or Directing leadership style takes a [...]

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Employee Goal Setting

How many times have you heard it? “To be successful you must set goals.” Well it’s true. At some point we have all set goals and worked to meet them. Often times however, we set goals only to lose interest in them shortly down the road. One of the most consistent findings among researchers on [...]

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Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Throughout history, there have been many great leaders. The qualities in which these individuals’ poses have long intrigued mankind as have the origin. Laurie Beth Jones, author of Jesus CEO, puts before the reader one of the first leaders, Jesus. During the course of the reading, the author points to events, both good and bad, [...]

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