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Guiding the Work

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

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Supervisors must know and understand the goals and objectives of their organization and direct the work of their staff to meet those demands.  Termed “Guiding the Work”  Supervisors must support the organizational goals acting decisively and develop plans to get their employees involved in the process.   One method is for the Supervisor to hold periodic meetings with staff members to discuss organizational goals and how the employee could aid in the promotion of those goals which in turn will provide success for them.  One supervisor I work with uses team meetings to promote his firms goals.  These monthly meetings are used to review the goals and objectives  of the company and relate them to the staffs goals and objectives.  He has found the meetings have enhanced staff’s “buy in” for the goals and objectives of the company as they create action plans and make decisions for their own goals.  Through these efforts members of his staff have been very successful in their goals which has in turn created success for the company.

What are you doing in your company to promote the goals of the organization?  Challenge yourself this week to make an effort to create an action to promote your organizations goals and determine the success of your effort.  Your action may make others move forward.

Supervisory Skills

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

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Working with my clients over the last 11 years has demostrated a consistent need for coaching managers in supervisory skills. The first step in determining what areas need developing requires a personal interview with the manager and the manager completing a  written assessment. I have used several assessments, but started using HRDQ’s Supervisory Skills Questionnaire with excellent results. The assessment along with my interview enables me to develop an individual written prescription for the manager for training. Success with this process has been good.

One supervisor in my training had delayed meeting with two employees regarding progressive discipline because of their lack of confidence and skill level.  Understanding their deficiencies and applying techniques learned in training, they were able to meet with their employees and start working with the employees to correct their behavior.  Based on the event the supervisor has a new confidence in managing staff.

New Assessment

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

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Announcement!! Bill Conner Consultant has a new assessment tool from HRDQ. Selling Skills Inventory. Do you want to know if you are selling to your prospects in the “Relationship Mode”? This assessment will let you know your selling aptitude and enable you to learn your selling skills strengths and weaknesses and then learn how to promote your positives and correct your negative skills!!

To learn more, contact Bill Conner, Business Consultant.

Welcome

Friday, January 12th, 2007

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