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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: 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 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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  • Image of SmartTips: Why — And How — To Delegate
    Image of SmartTips: Why — And How — To Delegate

    Delegation is a key management tool. Managers who master the art of delegation are likely to shine in their supervisor's eyes and to move up within the organization. This SmartTips video provides the why and how to becoming good at delegation.

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  • Image of SmartTips: Managing A Virtual Workforce
    Image of SmartTips: Managing A Virtual Workforce

    Many businesses are choosing to have part or all of their workforce work from home, to save overhead, and to offer employees more flexible work schedules and less commuting headaches. This SmartTips video provides positive business practices to successfully manage a virtual workforce.

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  • Image of SmartTips: 4 Ways To Improve Execution
    Image of SmartTips: 4 Ways To Improve Execution

    Even with exhaustive preparation, a well-organized plan has the potential to fall apart. To assist with current and future endeavors, in this SmartTips video, we explore four ways to improve your company's ability to execute a plan or strategy.

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