The Middle Manager

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Category Archives: Career

Work-Life Balance

How many vacation days did you use last year?  If you’re a typical employee in the USA, it’s likely you ended the year with more than half of your time unused.  Studies show that 91% of companies provide their employees with vacation time, but nearly 60% of the time more than half of the vacation […]

Non-Verbal Communication

Have you ever walked into an important meeting and ‘felt’ the tension in the air? To some degree it could be your own nervousness, but it is a fact that we pick up on non-verbal cues when dealing with other people.  Studies done since the 1960’s have indicated that non-verbal communication makes up between 65-90% […]

Are You Hiring?

One of the primary responsibilities of being a manager is the oversight of staff. That includes the hiring process when it’s time to add to the team or replace someone who has left. Many years ago when I first started managing people, most of the process of hiring resided with me, from creating the job […]

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