To Fire, Or to Retrain: That is the Question

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There comes the point in some employer-employee relationships at which managers reach a crossroads. When an employee’s job performance dips below expectations and stays at that level for any length of time, managers are faced with a choice – address that employee’s shortcomings with the goal of increasing their performance, or terminate their employment. Given… Read more »

Why It’s Best to Leave the April Foolishness at Home

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April is known for many great things: the start of spring, the beginning of baseball season, and Easter, among them. And then, there’s April Fools’ Day. As far as we know, the custom of celebrating the first of April with pranks, jokes, and hoaxes started more than 600 years ago with a mention in “The… Read more »

5 Hats That Help You Define Your Leadership Roles

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You don’t have to be a supervisor to be a leader. But whether you lead because it’s in your job description, or you’re leading by example, you’ll find yourself wearing several different hats as your responsibilities shift throughout each day. No matter your title, any leadership role you take will require you to wear one… Read more »