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Category Archives: Suddenly In Charge

Is it Time for You to Quit Your Job?

The signs are there. You just have to be willing to read the writing on the wall. In my book, Suddenly in Charge, I talk about the five signs that it’s time to quit your job. Here are three of them: You call in sick more than you call in well. Your job is making […]

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Dealing with Difficult Employees

The following is an excerpt from Suddenly in Charge, which is being featured on Amazon this month. Downloads are available for $1.99. Ask managers what they dislike most about their jobs and the majority will say, dealing with problem employees. Problem employees are a fact of life so the sooner you learn how to deal […]

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Are Your Toxic Employees Poisoning the Workplace?

Toxic employees These are those employees with a “bad attitude.” They are negative people and are never satisfied, no matter what you do on their behalf. These are the people who spread gloom and resentment, which makes everyone around them feel icky. And who wants to work in an icky place? So we see turnover…now […]

Also posted in Conflict, Stress in the Workplace

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Four Signs it’s Time to Say Goodbye to An Employee

To celebrate the selection of Suddenly in Charge for Amazon/Kindles special promotion this month, I am posting excerpts from Suddenly in Charge. The complete book is available for download for $1.99 through the month of April.  Click here to download I’m often see managers do everything they can to save a relationship that in the […]

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Invest $1.99 and Get the Raise You Deserve

I’m not going to throw in a set of steak knives with this exceptional offer but I am going to direct you to the Amazon/Kindle store where my book, Suddenly in Charge is being featured in this month’s exclusive promotion. In fact, my book is #1 in the Kindle Leadership Category. Here’s an excerpt from […]

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Why Now is the Best Time to Fire That Employee

It’s never a great time to fire an employee, but now is the best time to terminate relationships with those who simply aren’t working out. Here’s why. The holidays are right around the corner-It’s a well-known fact that most employers prefer not to fire people during the holiday season. The New Year rolls around and […]

Also posted in Creating Exceptional Work Places, Employee Terminations, Hiring and Recruitment, Leadership, Management

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Your Choice: Good Boss or Bad Boss?

I recently saw the movie “Horrible Bosses” where the  4:30 showing was packed. You could hear theater goers cheering for the three lead characters who were out for revenge. As someone who works closely with leaders to help them avoid landing on the “hit list” of employees, I can certainly empathize with those in the […]

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‘Acting Manager,’ Now What?

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The Five Must Have Qualities of an Effective Manager

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Is Management Overrated?

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