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Younger Workers Push Digital Norms

Mr. Wilbur notes that “…what flies at the college level, peer to peer, is dramatically different than peer to peer communication expectations in the workforce.” Abbreviations and acronyms in business emails for example are not well received by older co-workers, let alone customers. Continue reading

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6 Tips to Audit Manager Effectiveness

How do you know managers in your organization are effective? Though the obvious way to assess a manager is through the results his or her team accomplishes there’s a risk in only monitoring results. A team could reach its own goals yet not provide needed deliverables to other departments, i.e. internal customers. Or a team could achieve its goals but leave team members feeling used, abused and unmotivated. So what should you look for in determining manager effectiveness? Continue reading

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5 Tips for Growing Tech Managers

According to the article, some inherent reasons tech companies fail to develop effective leaders include the speed of the industry’s growth along with the talent it draws, e.g. young techies with backgrounds in science and engineering. Despite the obstacles, the savvy tech company can build effective management teams. Continue reading

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Facilitators and Trainers Note: Confessions of Reluctant Participants

Though I’ve been facilitating problem-solving, strategy and training sessions for 20 years I’m still periodically baffled when I encounter certain reluctant participants…Were these adults scarred by nasty elementary school teachers? Stunted by punitive parents at the dinner table? Or do they just have a propensity toward introversion or shyness? Continue reading

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