The Middle Manager

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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 […]

Let’s All Calm Down!

Over the years I have often been faced with calls or emails from other managers who have taken offense at something I or my staff had done or said.  In almost every case, when I reviewed the chain of communication, I truly could not see a cause reason for the person to be angry.  Generally, […]

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