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What to do when an employee is struggling

  
  
  
Employee accountability

One of the keys to effectively manage and coach your people is to make everyone’s performance visible. The Harvard Business School calls this management approach “radical transparency” and it has been found to deliver superior results.

Employee Engagement: Eight Things So Rarely Discussed

  
  
  
Employee engagement benefits

Guest blog post by Zane Safrit, @ZaneSafrit

Tips for setting effective Tasks

  
  
  
Task management business execution

From observing many thousands of clients using RESULTS.com software, I have learned some subtle differences that can make your Task management and Delegation much more effective.

2 reasons why your company isn't meeting its goals

  
  
  
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A survey published in Training magazine showed that employees want to discuss their Goals, Tasks and Results frequently, but most managers are not making the time to have these conversations. Here is a summarized overview. 

Focus on less to achieve more: a secret to winning in business.

  
  
  
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Focus on less to achieve more: a secret to winning in business! 

Management - are you up to it?

  
  
  
Business execution

We see lots of managment articles about how important it is to empower employees. We are encouraged to give people clear directions and the necessary authority to get the job done, and then take a step back to let them get it on with it without micromanaging them. 

How to create highly productive virtual teams

  
  
  
Business execution and virtual teams

In the past, it was thought that you needed to work face to face in order to create highly productive teams (and Yahoo made headlines in 2013 by requiring everyone to turn up to the office), but is this a fact or just an opinion? 

What style of management produces the most engaged employees?

  
  
  
RESULTS.com employee engagement

I read some interesting research in HBR recently where 160,576 employees and 30,661 managers were studied to determine what style of management produced the most engaged, productive employees. Here is our take on the research findings: 

Tips for Getting Things Done in Business

  
  
  
Business execution tips for getting things done

Start by clearly defining what “done” looks like. We see far too many companies choosing Project Goals to improve their business without a clearly defined finish line of what the “100% completed” Project looks like. Or, if the Project is part of a longer-term strategic initiative, what is the specific milestone that you intend to reach by the end of this quarter? 

Don't be so quick to dismiss "military style" leadership

  
  
  
Business Execution lessons from the military

Modern management books and articles write dismissively of the so-called “command and control” style of leadership (except of course when Steve Jobs was doing the commanding and controlling). The authors infer that the so-called “military style” of leadership does not belong in the modern business environment. 

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