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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: What Is Empathetic Listening?
    Image of SmartTips: What Is Empathetic Listening?

    Get the most out of what you are hearing by understanding what the speaker is feeling. This SmartTips video defines different types of listening and gives specific steps on how to connect and become a more empathetic listener, the highest level of listening.

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  • Image of SmartTips: How To Be An Active Listener
    Image of SmartTips: How To Be An Active Listener

    Listen up! Active listening takes effort, but it is a valuable skill when interacting with anyone in the workplace. This SmartTips video describes the benefits of active listening as well as what it will take to become a better listener.

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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: How To Listen Effectively
    Image of SmartTips: How To Listen Effectively

    A fast-paced world rushes us through everything including communication, which makes it more difficult — but also more important — to sharpen your listening skills. This SmartTips video suggests six ways to improve your ability to listen effectively.

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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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