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Why You Should Manage All Your Employees Like Millennials

Written by Jim Coyle on December 14, 2017

I recently had a conversation with a friend who was struggling with managing a millennial. She asked me for thoughts on how to best manage her younger staff. As we talked, I realized that millennials take a bad rap for being needy for things that we as leaders and managers should be doing anyway.

I had an epiphany when my friend asked, “What have you seen or heard is the best way to motivate millennials?” Here’s what I told her.

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Multiple Personalities Help Improve Team Dynamics

Written by Mike Kotsis on July 31, 2017

I have a client with two brothers on the leadership team, who disagreed about how to handle employee-challenge situations. The company has three locations with multiple shifts. Frustrations among midlevel managers were brewing when one of the leaders came across as harsh and cold over something that others considered to be a small issue. The trouble was that the leader didn't have an awareness of how his actions affected the midlevel managers. They were frustrated, hurt, and demotivated by this repetitive behavior.

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Hold Your Employees Accountable without Damaging Company Culture

Written by Mike Kotsis on July 13, 2017

Many business leaders have worked hard to build their company's culture, only to realize that they've created a culture without accountability. There's a healthy work/life balance and employees enjoy being together, but productivity isn't as strong as it should be and no one seems to be on the same page.

Many leaders are afraid of being "the heavy" and ruining company culture by suddenly holding employees accountable for their work. How can you create accountability throughout your organization without damaging morale?

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Build a Culture of Gratitude and Boost the Bottom Line

Written by Chris Naylor on December 5, 2016

Although Thanksgiving is about enjoying great food with family and friends, the main ingredient of the holiday is gratitude. While Thanksgiving gives us a day to count our blessings, much can be said for the benefits of cultivating an attitude of gratitude year-round.

Scientists have proven that people who are thankful experience improved health, more positive emotions and better ability to handle stress. People who have an attitude of gratitude are also better able to reach their goals.

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5 Signs You Have a Toxic Organizational Culture

Written by Chris Hallberg on November 3, 2016

Everyone likes to think that their office is highly effective. But, in a place where employees do not feel safe and valued, you are not going to get the sort of feedback and innovation that makes a company a winner. How confident are you about your company culture? Here are several common signs of a toxic organizational culture.

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