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Take the initiative and have a tough conversation with your manager

Tough conversation

Your team members fly is open. Does that have to be a tough conversation?

The tough conversation doesn’t have to be tough

Last week we discussed why your manager might be difficult to work with. This week’s topic was supposed to discuss scripts to use, but I realized I missed a step prior to the conversation.

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What did I do to my incompetent manager to deserve this?

I have an incompetent manager

Your manager sucks. We have all worked for them. Maybe someone in positional power is an ass and could benefit from feedback for improvement. You may feel your incompetent manager shouldn’t have their role.  We have all thought it at one point in our career and this is OK.

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How to pitch new ideas in the corporate world and your personal life

pitch new ideas

Are you getting all of your new ideas launched and executed?

How do you present new ideas at work?

Have you ever pitched an idea to our boss and run into a brick wall? Was your idea shot full of holes or dismissed? Today I provide insight into why some new ideas get off the ground and others die on the vine.

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Getting over the fear of providing employee feedback

employee feedback

This guy has no fear of providing employee feedback for improvement (and a little something extra)

Employee feedback is hard

As a manager, one of the most common, anxiety causing moments is when we need to provide “ employee feedback” for improvement.  No one wants to tell a colleague they are doing something wrong.

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Why you should never say, “I can do this job” in an interview

Don’t mention that you can do the job in an interview!

The most common phrase in an interview

that candidates share with their interviewer is, “I can do this job”. Believe it or not, this is a phrase you want to avoid in your interviews. This is one of the last phrases you want to share with your interviewer and we will provide a number of reasons why this is the case.

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How the exit interview fails the company

exit interview

Keep employees engaged so they don’t think about giving their two-week notice. 

Does your company conduct exit interviews?

Last week I blogged about employees turning in their two-week notice. As an HR person, it has been my experience that more than half the employees leave a company without saying anything to their manager about what causes the disconnect.

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