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  • Image of SmartTips: 5 Project Management Methods
    Image of SmartTips: 5 Project Management Methods

    If you're a manager, chances are that you are expected to manage projects on a regular basis. But you may never have received special training in project management. If not, you may be surprised to know that there are many methods for managing projects. In this SmartTips video, you'll take a quick look at 5 non-technological approaches.

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  • Image of SmartTips: 5 Conflict Management Strategies
    Image of SmartTips: 5 Conflict Management Strategies

    Every workplace has its share of conflicts. As a manager, you'll occasionally find yourself in conflict with your peers, or with members of the team you manage. In this SmartTips video, you will learn the five basic conflict management strategies: authoritative, accommodating, compromising, collaborating, and avoiding.

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  • Image of SmartTips: 5 C's Situation Analysis
    Image of SmartTips: 5 C's Situation Analysis

    Where does your business stand? What forces shape your present situation? When you can answer these questions, you're ready to plan for the future. In this SmartTips video, we take a look at the 5 C's Situation Analysis — a tool used by business managers to determine just where their company stands.

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  • Image of SmartTips: 4 Decision Making Methods
    Image of SmartTips: 4 Decision Making Methods

    Decision-making is an important component of a manager's daily routine. Using the proper methods to make those decisions will help to ensure the most viable, profitable and widely accepted outcomes. In this SmartTips video, we take a look at four decision-making methods.

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  • Image of SmartTips: 3 Styles of Holding People Accountable
    Image of SmartTips: 3 Styles of Holding People Accountable

    While holding people accountable is rarely easy or fun, it is necessary for your success as a manager. In this SmartTips video, you will learn three styles for holding employees accountable: the directive style, the positive style, and the team style.

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  • Image of SmartTips: 6 Ways To Build A Healthier Organization
    Image of SmartTips: 6 Ways To Build A Healthier Organization

    Many managers are frustrated by organizational roadblocks, internal politics, lack of planning, and other issues that add up to an unhealthy situation. The good news is that there are proven strategies to building a healthier organization. In this SmartTips video, learn 6 ideas to get started.

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  • Image of SmartTips: 6 Tips For Effective Delegation
    Image of SmartTips: 6 Tips For Effective Delegation

    If you're a manager, then delegation is not optional — it's built into your job. The better your delegation skills, the stronger you are as a manager, and the more confident, creative and proactive your team will become in the future. This SmartTips video provides six tips to help you recognize and practice effective delegation.

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  • Image of SmartTips: 6 Skills For New Managers
    Image of SmartTips: 6 Skills For New Managers

    Although you're thrilled about your promotion, slight trepidation simmers below the surface. You can't wait to prove yourself as a competent leader, but to date you have no experience in the role. This SmartTips video reviews the 6 essential skills for new managers will that help ensure their success.

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  • Image of SmartTips: 6 Ideas For Putting Lean Principles To Work
    Image of SmartTips: 6 Ideas For Putting Lean Principles To Work

    Lean Principles are useful in almost any business setting. They can be used together, or they can be used separately to troubleshoot and improve different aspects of production and distribution. In this SmartTips video we look at 6 ideas for putting Lean Principles to work in the real world.

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