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  • 5 Personality Types That Get Promotions at Work
    consultancy and survey provider Metrus Group agreed noting that people s personalities tend to motivate and guide them in their careers 10 Personality Traits Employers Want Personality traits make you seek out certain jobs and affect how you fit in Persing told Business News Daily When hiring managers are filling entry level positions they frequently screen for basic traits like reliability and organization skills to make sure the candidate will be motivated to do the job But when it comes time to promote those employees personality becomes an even more important factor said Eric Heggestad an industrial and organizational psychologist and a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte For promotions you look a lot deeper at things like charisma and the ability to motivate people Heggestad said It matters more at the higher level as the span of control increases Based on these experts research data and experience here are five personality types that are most likely to earn a promotion The people person Clients colleagues and bosses all like this person He or she has a pleasant personality gets along with others and is enjoyable to be around A people person is likely to be a good manager or team leader because of these qualities The delegator When lower level employees are given the opportunity to work on a group project there will always be at least one who assumes the position of leader This person knows how to give constructive feedback and delegate tasks based on the team members strengths The adapter This person learns very quickly and is able to adjust to any task or work environment His or her intelligence and intuition will help in figuring out how to tackle a new role The decider A person who is decisive and confident in

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  • Equation
    people person Clients colleagues and bosses all like this person He or she has a pleasant personality gets along with others and is enjoyable to be around A people person is likely to be a good manager or team leader because of these qualities The delegator When lower level employees are given the opportunity to work on a group project there will always be at least one who assumes the position of leader This person knows how to give constructive feedback and delegate tasks based on the team members strengths The adapter This person learns very quickly and is able to adjust to any task or work environment His or her intelligence and intuition will help in figuring out how to tackle a new role The decider A person who is decisive and confident in his or her decisions is a great fit for a leadership position The ability to choose a direction quickly and effectively is essential for a strategy based role See Full Story on mashable com Filed Under Career Progression Tagged With Equation Hire Personality Promotions Skills Work Work History Seeking Funding Be Aware of These 5 Details 24 March 2014 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment There is a common misconception that securing a round of funding means success In reality a round of funding is a stepping stone down a long path like a tool to an equation far from the end result If you re one of the few to get funded you ll realize your road to success is just starting I remember when my friend Morgan Schwanke secured his first round of funding for his startup On My Block He walked in our front door with a mix of excitement and fear on his face He knew he was now able take

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  • Hire
    2013 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment When it comes to scaling your startup s Web development resources or lack thereof it seems like you can never have enough assistance But for startups which is really better in house talent or outside agencies And at what price In order to find out I asked a panel of 12 successful founders from the Young Entrepreneur Council YEC the following question What are the pros cons of hiring an agency to do development work vs having all your technical talent in house Here s what they had to say about whether or not to outsource technology development 1 Agencies thrive on innovation An agency has many different talents at its disposal that can be harnessed to produce a best in class product It s tough to build an in house team that has enough variety in skills and experience to replicate this Developers get bored with one project after a while They like variety and it s tough to offer the variety a developer craves while focusing on only one product project Once your product is built it s a good idea to bring the maintenance in house This helps you own your code moving forward and it gives you more options later on Andrew Howlett Rain By Scott Gerber See Full Story on thenextweb com Filed Under Entrepreneurship Tagged With Hire In house Developers Startup How to hire good people instead of nice people 31 May 2013 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment I want people with a good heart and a giving personality so that is what I explicitly ask for I won t hire anyone before I can see their authentic self because I don t want to guess who they plan on being afterwards To expect authenticity I must be authentic said Brooke Allen a proprietary trader and hedge fund manager Be authentic and people cannot help but be authentic back Be honest and people cannot help but be honest back Don t treat others the way they expect to be treated treat them the best way you can imagine treating them Strive to be a better person than you are and you ll figure out the rest he added See Full Story on qz com Filed Under Entrepreneurship Tagged With Authentic Good People Hire Honest Nice People Should your small business hire a Social Media Expert 12 April 2013 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment Absolutely small businesses should work with someone on social media It s not as simple as posting every other day or sending a few tweets a month You must have a game plan Effective use of social media combines excellent customer service expertise and quality dependable and engaging content and sheer delight Social media presence must also reflect a company s advertising marketing and public relations efforts The ideal situation would be for one person or team to handle public relations marketing advertising and social media This helps keep the message or

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  • Personality
    solutions adviser at strategy consultancy and survey provider Metrus Group agreed noting that people s personalities tend to motivate and guide them in their careers 10 Personality Traits Employers Want Personality traits make you seek out certain jobs and affect how you fit in Persing told Business News Daily When hiring managers are filling entry level positions they frequently screen for basic traits like reliability and organization skills to make sure the candidate will be motivated to do the job But when it comes time to promote those employees personality becomes an even more important factor said Eric Heggestad an industrial and organizational psychologist and a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte For promotions you look a lot deeper at things like charisma and the ability to motivate people Heggestad said It matters more at the higher level as the span of control increases Based on these experts research data and experience here are five personality types that are most likely to earn a promotion The people person Clients colleagues and bosses all like this person He or she has a pleasant personality gets along with others and is enjoyable to be around A people person is likely to be a good manager or team leader because of these qualities The delegator When lower level employees are given the opportunity to work on a group project there will always be at least one who assumes the position of leader This person knows how to give constructive feedback and delegate tasks based on the team members strengths The adapter This person learns very quickly and is able to adjust to any task or work environment His or her intelligence and intuition will help in figuring out how to tackle a new role The decider A person who is

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  • When A Manager Is the Biggest Bottleneck in Your Work
    have three basic options 1 Point the problem out to your boss and suggest alternatives For instance you might say I know you get a ton of emails and documents for review Is there a way for me to make it easier for you to give input I was thinking it might be easier to review if I brought it to our meetings or maybe there s some of it that I can move forward with on my own 2 Experiment with ways to minimize her need to give input without totally cutting her out of things she needs to be involved in For instance on certain types of projects you might include a note saying I ll plan to send this to the printer move forward as outlined here run with these numbers on Friday unless I hear otherwise from you before then 3 Plan accordingly If you know that your boss is a bottleneck you can cut down on some of the frustration by building in time for that delay from the beginning For instance if you know you ll need her okay on a marketing strategy before you can start delegating to your team take care of that piece of the work first Get her your overall blueprint as early as possible and then work on other pieces while you re waiting for her response as opposed to waiting until later in the process to approach her when you might need a faster turnaround and be more inconvenienced if you don t get one And keep in mind that even great managers can sometimes create bottlenecks for their staff when they have higher priorities that demand their time Sometimes that bottleneck just reflects the reality that there are more pressing demands right now and that s not

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  • Bottleneck
    in your workflow you have three basic options 1 Point the problem out to your boss and suggest alternatives For instance you might say I know you get a ton of emails and documents for review Is there a way for me to make it easier for you to give input I was thinking it might be easier to review if I brought it to our meetings or maybe there s some of it that I can move forward with on my own 2 Experiment with ways to minimize her need to give input without totally cutting her out of things she needs to be involved in For instance on certain types of projects you might include a note saying I ll plan to send this to the printer move forward as outlined here run with these numbers on Friday unless I hear otherwise from you before then 3 Plan accordingly If you know that your boss is a bottleneck you can cut down on some of the frustration by building in time for that delay from the beginning For instance if you know you ll need her okay on a marketing strategy before you can start delegating to your team take care of that piece of the work first Get her your overall blueprint as early as possible and then work on other pieces while you re waiting for her response as opposed to waiting until later in the process to approach her when you might need a faster turnaround and be more inconvenienced if you don t get one And keep in mind that even great managers can sometimes create bottlenecks for their staff when they have higher priorities that demand their time Sometimes that bottleneck just reflects the reality that there are more pressing demands right now

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  • Manager
    know that your boss is a bottleneck you can cut down on some of the frustration by building in time for that delay from the beginning For instance if you know you ll need her okay on a marketing strategy before you can start delegating to your team take care of that piece of the work first Get her your overall blueprint as early as possible and then work on other pieces while you re waiting for her response as opposed to waiting until later in the process to approach her when you might need a faster turnaround and be more inconvenienced if you don t get one And keep in mind that even great managers can sometimes create bottlenecks for their staff when they have higher priorities that demand their time Sometimes that bottleneck just reflects the reality that there are more pressing demands right now and that s not unreasonable See Full Story on quickbase intuit com Filed Under Career Progression Tagged With Bottleneck Manager Manager Desk Productive Productivity Work 8 Condescending Things a Manager Should Avoid Saying to an Employee 16 September 2013 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment Most managers would be shocked if they found out they were seen as condescending If confronted by a brave employee they would probably deny it that s not what I meant or you re being too sensitive However even decent managers sometimes say things to their employees with good intentions that may come across as condescending Given how hesitant most employees are about giving feedback they may never know how they ve made the employee feel Below are 8 things that run the risk as coming across as condescending I say run the risk because there are always exceptions and context is everything Also it s often not what is said it s how it s said the tone of the message A simple phase like How are you doing today can come across as condescending if truly someone feels that they are superior to the other person Then there s my favorite when you try to disagree with a boss and they respond by talking LOUDER and slooower to you in order to help you understand Whatever the case just beware of the following phrases and please excuse my condescending remarks after each phrase 1 I m not a detail person but Leslie here is so she ll take care of that stuff I really doubt that Leslie loves slogging through those mundane details any more than you do but she has to it s her job and not yours so she does it And because she takes pride in her work she does it well just like you do So don t call her out in front of others as a detail person as if it s in her DNA and pat yourself on the back for being a big shot big picture person A similar condensing bit of praise is something like Hey let me

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  • Productive
    faster turnaround and be more inconvenienced if you don t get one And keep in mind that even great managers can sometimes create bottlenecks for their staff when they have higher priorities that demand their time Sometimes that bottleneck just reflects the reality that there are more pressing demands right now and that s not unreasonable See Full Story on quickbase intuit com Filed Under Career Progression Tagged With Bottleneck Manager Manager Desk Productive Productivity Work 8 Ways To Empower Your Employees To Be More Productive 25 November 2013 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment A Pepperdine University study The Impact of Empowered Employees on Corporate Value reveals companies that truly empower their workers experience better financial results than companies that lack employee empowerment As the study concludes empowering employees with the ability to learn and improve faster than competitors results in the only true sustainable advantage Empowering others is no longer just a buzzword Empowered employees are good for business No executive management expert Peter Drucker once said has ever suffered because his subordinates were strong and effective Here are some ideas for strengthening your employees so they in turn can strengthen your business 1 Get Out Of The Kitchen Let people do their jobs without interfering micromanaging people stifles them and makes them less likely to give their best In this video Eddie Kreinik CEO of MagicInk Interactive talks about how he went from micromanaging to letting his employees shape the business The result was not only happier workers but greater success for his company than he would have achieved had he continued to micromanage Employees crave a sense of autonomy a feeling that they can direct their own lives In this RSA Animate Drive The Surprising Truth of What Motivates Us author Dan Pink reveals that autonomy is at the top of the list of what motivates people Want strong productive happy employees Hire the best give them clear goals and broad parameters and allow them discretion and latitude on how they do the work They might surprise you with their ingenuity 2 Fling The Door Wide Open On Information Not sharing information is the most disempowering thing you can do A study by George Mason University showed that apart from interesting work and appreciation for work well done a feeling of being in on things tops the list of what many employees want Sharing information ensures that everyone on the team understands the critical issues and essential tasks required for success Don t wait for the monthly meeting to let people know what s happening Make use of social networking tools for example to share just in time information And don t be stingy with what you share In The Leadership Challenge How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner provide a set of questions you can use to gauge if you re keeping people informed For example can everyone in your company answer the five questions below If they

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