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Synergize

Stephen Covey defines synergy as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  Synergy can be compared simply to a team that has the same objective.  Let’s use a football team as an example of the whole being … Continue reading

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Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

As a manager when you follow up with your employees it becomes very clear cut whether or not they understood what you asked them to do.  Stephen Covey’s fifth habit Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood perfectly cradles … Continue reading

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Think Win/Win

My previous post about Stephen Covey’s third habit focuses on building your brand appropriately by means of prevention, recognizing new opportunities, and relationships.  The fourth habit, Think Win/Win, builds on the ideology that managers should spend the majority of their … Continue reading

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4 Simply Steps to Engage and Motivate Your Employees

Being a young manager, it is especially important to be able to motivate and monitor your employee’s performance.  Naturally associates are skeptical about being told what to do by either someone their own age or someone younger.  In retail environments … Continue reading

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Managers Welcome

I’m starting a blog to share my experiences in the different positions of management I have held.  They have all been in retail and at the same company.  The positions I have held are operations, hardlines, and now currently receiving. … Continue reading

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