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Managerial Ethics

It’s hard to do the right thing as a manager – especially when you’re not sure what the “right thing” is. Sometimes you must balance your own sense of ethics with organizational pressures.

Take the case of employees at a

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Managers Turn a Blind Eye

When you’re a manager, turning a blind eye to an uncomfortable situation can cause big headaches later on.

For example, managers may put off conversations with underperforming staff. Instead of tackling the issue directly, the leader will allow poor work

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Bullied Managers

Bullying a supervisor may seem counterintuitive – how can a subordinate intimidate someone who has so much power over him or her?

But it happens. While physical violence against supervisors and indeed, co-workers in general , is relatively rare, acts

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Help For Micromanagers

Micromanagers can be the bane of many an employee’s existence.

These types of bosses figuratively breathe over subordinates’ necks. Unwilling to delegate, they feel compelled to get involved in the minutiae of their staff’s jobs. They watch over shoulders, check

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Strike Prevention: Line Supervisors Are Key

A large appliance manufacturer in Ohio discovered serious problems in its employee relations while conducting contract talks with the union representing the workers.

Management found that line supervisors were making mistakes implementing the collective agreement, using a heavy-handed management style

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Psychological Armour

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We all bring our egos to work, and along with our egos comes the need to protect them. The workplace is fraught with danger to our sense of self. Critical feedback, abrupt colleagues and micromanaging bosses can all take a

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Spinning Wheels at Work?

Work Fear Anxiety

It’s a worker and supervisory nightmare. The work is there but, it doesn’t seem to be getting done. Supervisors are at their wit’s end and, the poor performing worker, thinks they’re doing their best.

Irritation, annoyance and frustration sets in.

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What are Conflict Cultures and How to Handle Them

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Have you ever been in a fight at work?

Your answer probably depends on the way your organization handles conflict and disagreements, and it affects everything from customer service, to creativity, to staff burn-out rates.

According to workplace psychologist Dr.

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The Art of Giving Feedback

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Getting feedback at work can feel like a bizarre ritual. It usually goes something like this: Once a year employees are rounded up and told how they are doing. They sit quietly listening to the supervisor, politely ask questions for

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Beat the Heat and the Smoke at Work

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It’s hot and smoky due to several wild fires burning in BC.

Staying cool and smoke-free at work is harder when the weather heats up.

Especially for those who work outdoors.

And, not watching your temperature, or following air quality

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