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Team Kick-Off Quick Reference Guide

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It is common that when a project starts, the entire or the bulk of the team is not ready and on the ground. There is a certain element of ramp up time as various team members are found and join the team. This is no excuse to not have a team kick off. I know…

The Different Types of Power in Management and How to Use Them

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There is a close connection between leadership and power. People follow leaders because they have power and because people follow them, the leaders get the power to lead. Social psychologists John French and Bertram Raven conducted a survey in 1959 to discover the common sources of power in management. The result of the survey identified five…

Six Sure Fire De-Motivators

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Sirota Survey Intelligence conducted a survey among 1.2 million employees of more than 50 Fortune 1000 companies during 2001-2004. The purpose of the survey was to track de-motivation among employees. Interestingly, the results of the survey show that employee enthusiasm dropped significantly in around 85%of the companies surveyed after six months of employment. What is…

The Pitfalls of being a“Nice” Boss

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According to a study by Florida State University, 40% of all employees in the business world think that they work under bad bosses. When asked why they think so, 39% blamed their bosses for not keeping their promises, 24%talked about privacy interference, 37% talked about devaluation of performance, and so on. While all these are drawbacks…

How to maintain a happy and motivated team

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Keeping team members enthusiastic and working hard is much easier when things are going well. The expression that ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going’ may be true for some but certainly doesn’t apply to everyone.  And when the pressure mounts because of time and cost overruns, that’s when people are on edge…