Crisis at 800 Feet: Tool

You likely:  Work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and demanding environment. Encounter curve balls and have to deal with the unexpected. Have people looking to you for answers and direction. Must rely on your experience, knowledge, procedures, or the example of others as you respond to a crisis.  Here are six practices to employ in the…

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How to Write a Resume

A resume is the most important document a candidate submits when they are applying for a job. It lays out your experiences, qualifications and gives an overall sense of who you are as a person to a hiring manager. This sounds scary, but by eliminating simple mistakes you can make sure your resume gets through…

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How to Manage Relationships with Team Members

Relationship-building is a key characteristic of many successful teams and organizations. As a new team leader, it can be difficult to balance the professional and personal nature of relationships within the workplace. This can be increasingly difficult if you are a new team leader lacking experience, recently promoted to supervise former coworkers, or in charge…

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How to Give Negative Feedback

Sitting across the table from another co-worker having to deliver negative feedback on their work performance is a stressful task. Employees spend a majority of their day taking pride in the work they are performing, and as a supervisor it is never easy communicating to that employee that their work is insufficient. According to an…

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How to Crush an Interview

Interviews are stressful. Whether it’s an internal interview with the company you’ve worked for a long time, or an interview with a new company that you’re trying to get hired, interviews are the gateway to development and growth. It’s a mutually difficult process for the interviewer and the interviewee, the company is considering making a…

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How to Negotiate for a Salary Increase

In my conversations with peers and colleagues, there has been a common stressor on how to effectively ask for a raise from their manager. Justified or not, it falls onto the single employee to approach the manager and have the conversation about a salary increase. Here are a few key tips to keep in mind…

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How to Manage Stress

No matter the position, company, or industry, leaders will encounter stress. While we may not be able to control the initiators of stress, or the stressors, leaders can control how we react too and manage these situations. According to an academic journal article on coping with stress by Peggy Thoits, coping strategies start with either…

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How to Address Tension on Your Team

When working on a team, it is inevitable that you may encounter tension amongst team members or ideas. While the leader may not be directly involved in tension, it is their responsibility to quickly address the tension and ensure that the conflict is not detrimental to the team or productivity. According to the Harvard Business…

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