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How to handle a boss that is a real piece of work!

06 Jan

Most people don’t get to choose their boss. You get moved into a job to help a manger and you soon realize just why everyone else has jumped ship – You now have a bosszilla! Yikes. But there are some techniques you can use to defuse the situation before a problem develops. 1. Confirm Confirm […]

The 3 biggest problems solvers’ mistakes

17 Dec

Everyone is a problem solver, and everyone solves problems differently. You get your problem solving skills from mom and dad at home and practicing trial and error solutions. We’ve all been victims of these types of methods; resulting in car repair bills that cost 5 times as much because the self-repair method didn’t work… and […]

Promoting people into supervisor positions requires proper training

07 Dec
leadership training and problem solving skills.

After 25 years in training and organizational development and working with people from banking to mining, from manufacturing to office environments, I still find that the set of skills needed to work with people remains pretty constant: The leader needs to clearly understand the goal of their division and then he or she requires the […]

Problem Solving: Face To Face Negotiation

01 Dec

In our age of ever-expanding communication, researchers have been drawn to answer the question of which communication mode most likely lends itself to successful problem solving negotiation. Although the answer is undetermined, face-to-face communication in solving problems has been proven to have a greater possibility of alleviating miscommunication. When you’re in person, you are more […]

Finding the root cause of problems is imperative for an efficiently run company

26 Aug

Too many times workers find a Band-Aid that stops the bleeding, but never go back and understand  why the problem happened in the first place. Doing Triage is important, but getting to the final root cause is essential. There are all sorts of ways to find possible causes to a problem, but unless you have […]