Strengthening Employees through Competency Alignment

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John Larry Wright was a nice guy. A very nice guy. Just about everyone in the organization loved him … except for his own team in the IT Department. For all of his interpersonal strengths, John struggled to perform his job adequately. In fact, John had caused two major network outages in the past three …

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Powerful Delegation

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Why Delegate? A manager stuck doing everything is not going to be effective at anything. You’re bound to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and lost. You may skip lunches and work late as you try to cram all of your responsibilities into your workday. This stress may manifest itself in both your professional and personal relationships. You …

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Develop your Employees!

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Early in my career I had the opportunity to work for an innovative new startup. They were doing something that no one else at the time was doing – they were selling used books on Amazon as a third-party seller. I know that’s common place today, but at the time they were doing something new …

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The Power of Employee-Lead One on Ones

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What not to do… When Pete announced that he’d be holding regular one-on-one’s, I was pretty excited. There had been some big changes in the organization, and I had a lot of things on my mind that I wanted to talk to him about – just the two of us. I figured a one-on-one would …

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Help Your Employees Rediscover Their Passion

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How it begins… We all know the story. A young, ambitious professional joins the firm, full of life, fire, idealism, passion and ready to take on the world. Fast forward a few short months and that same professional lives in gray scale. Too many dull meetings, no more paper in the copier, yet another tedious …

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Workforce Planning (4 Days)

This blog post is part of a series where I chronicle my advancement through WGU’s Bachelor of Science, Business – Information Technology Management degree. It includes detailed reports on my study methods and strategies as well as occasional tips and tricks. To see all entries in this series, click the “WGU” link under “Categories” on …

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Human Resource Management (4 Days)

This blog post is part of a series where I chronicle my advancement through WGU’s Bachelor of Science, Business – Information Technology Management degree. It includes detailed reports on my study methods and strategies as well as occasional tips and tricks. To see all entries in this series, click the “WGU” link under “Categories” on …

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