Are Your Micromanagement Tactics Too Much for Your Employees to Handle?

A great manager is one who inspires and enables their employees, but many managers who feel pressured to accomplish business goals fall prey to the temptation to micromanage their team. While you’ve likely heard that micromanagement is a poor choice in leadership styles, it can be hard to break that habit. It’s frustrating for the… Read more »

Struggling to Keep Your Employees Engaged This Summer? Use These 4 Hot Tips

Employee engagement is a critical thing to maintain a productive and motivated workforce. Summertime can be a struggle, with distracted employees and vacations taking precedence. But you can adjust your leadership strategy to keep your team focused and on point during the fun summer months. Here’s how you re-engage your team in four easy tips.… Read more »

Are You Welcoming Your Newest Team Members Properly?

The key to a successful hire might seem like it’s buried deep within the recruitment process. But actually, the onboarding process can have a huge impact on whether a new hire thrives in a new position. If you are not actively putting your best foot forward when it comes to welcoming a new team member,… Read more »

Are Negative Attitudes Ruining Your Workplace Culture? Here’s How to Fix It!

Even just one bad apple can ruin the bunch. You’ve probably been there before. The unhappiness or negativity of one employee can make things difficult for the entire team. Workplace toxicity is a real problem, and if negative attitudes are ruining your workplace culture, there are several steps you can take to intervene. Today’s article… Read more »

The Key to Becoming a Better Manager: Flexibility!

Flexibility might seem like a required skill of candidates, but it’s also an important skill for managers. Being a leader means being able to understand and get the most out of your employees. Flexibility plays an important role in being a good manager. Here are three ways your flexibility matters to your workforce. Should I… Read more »

Look for These 3 Skills When Hiring Your Next Ag Manager

A good hire is what every employer strives for. The right candidate will help your business grow, help you accomplish your goals, and boost team morale and productivity. They are going to be invested in the success of the company as well as their success within the company and will help you deliver on your… Read more »

Use These 5 Tips to Fact-Check Your Candidate’s Resumes

Resume padding is no joke, and without careful research and fact-checking, a bad hire with a good resume can be a costly mistake. Here are five tips to help you avoid the bad candidates, even when they look like some of your best. Recognize Too Good to Be True The old saying goes that if… Read more »

Best Way to Recover From These Common Management Mistakes

Every manager makes mistakes from time to time. Every boss is human, but making the same mistake or not learning from the mistakes of others can be a real missed opportunity. As a leader at your company, your staff looks to you for vision and a steady hand. So, look at what others have learned… Read more »

Critiquing Your Management Style: What Works and What Has to Go!

Are you a good manager? You probably hope so, but do you really know what your employees think of your management style? Sometimes getting that kind of honest and meaningful feedback on your management style can be difficult. No employee of yours would want to deliver bad news with you as their manager. So, finding… Read more »

Use These 4 Retention Strategies for Your Team

Recruitment is an expensive undertaking for employers. It requires a significant investment of time and money to find the best candidate for the job. That’s why employee retention is such a critical (and cost-effective) way to manage your team. A more efficient use of resources is to hire and keep talent rather than needing to… Read more »