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Video: Why Mid-Managers Are The Lifeblood June 14, 2011

Posted by Kevin Burns in build a better workplace, building a better workplace, business, business strategy, coaching, communication, corporate values, kevin burns, keynote speaker, leadership, management, management speaker, manager, middle manager.
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Why Mid-Managers Are Lifeblood from Kevin Burns on Vimeo.

Kevin Burns, Workplace Expert, says most middle managers get very little training and are thrust into a role that most are ill-prepared for. It is the most thankless job and the one with the highest “hassle” factor. Add to that, when the economy tanks, middle managers are usually the first to go. The truth is, I am on the side of middle managers. I want them to get better.

Video: You Call Yourself A “Professional?” June 8, 2011

Posted by Kevin Burns in build a better workplace, building a better workplace, business, business strategy, coaching, communication, corporate culture, corporate values, high-performance, kevin burns, keynote speaker, leadership, management, manager, workplace.
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You Call Yourself A Professional? from Kevin Burns on Vimeo.

Kevin Burns, Workplace Expert, tackles the subject of being a “professional.” How can you call your people “professionals” when you only give them formal feedback once a year? Do you think Tiger gets one golf lesson each year? How about Kobe or Sidney Crosby? You say you run a “professional” organization but do you really?

Video: How To Get Rid Of Toxic Employees May 11, 2011

Posted by Kevin Burns in build a better workplace, building a better workplace, business, business strategy, communication, culture fit, kevin burns, keynote speaker, leadership, management, people-skills, workplace.
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Part of building a better workplace is knowing when to remove the weeds from the garden. You don’t just move weeds to another part of the garden. You pull them, trash them and protect the garden from future weeds. That’s how your garden grows. That’s how your workplace prospers.

Video: How To Reduce Pay Raises May 4, 2011

Posted by Kevin Burns in build a better workplace, building a better workplace, business, business strategy, communication, kevin burns, keynote speaker, leadership, management, survey, workplace.
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Of the people who came to their boss, in an Accenture survey, and asked for a raise, eighty-five percent got a raise of some sort with sixty-three percent getting as much or more than they were expecting. So what does that say? That people are deserving of getting a raise just by asking for it? No. Of course not. It means that there are managers who have no confidence about their ability as a manager and they don’t want to look like the bad guy.

Video: Why Companies Say No To Social Media April 19, 2011

Posted by Kevin Burns in attitude, build a better workplace, building a better workplace, business, business strategy, communication, kevin burns, keynote speaker, leadership, management, social media, workplace.
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Does it seem just a little strange that the people who are supposed to be visionary leaders of our organizations are looking like relics simply because they outlaw social media purely based on not understanding or using it? Workplace Expert, Kevin Burns, discusses the reason why.

Video: A Manager’s Easy Performance Review April 13, 2011

Posted by Kevin Burns in attitude, building a better workplace, business, business strategy, communication, Employee Engagement, kevin burns, keynote speaker, leadership, management, performance review, workplace.
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Performance reviews rank second on the list of management duties that managers dread – right behind firing someone. The problem with these reviews is that they are left up to the manager to once a year to prepare something to say to the employee.

Video: Who Is To Blame for Employee Engagement? March 1, 2011

Posted by Kevin Burns in accountability, build a better workplace, business, business paradox, communication, corporate culture, Employee Engagement, engagement, kevin burns, keynote speaker, management, morale, office party, workplace.
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Kevin Burns, Workplace Expert rants on the fact that it just doesn’t seem right that all of the blame for what is wrong with the workplace gets placed squarely on the shoulders of the disengaged employee.

Video: Create A Mission For Your People February 22, 2011

Posted by Kevin Burns in build a better workplace, business, career, communication, Employee Engagement, engagement, kevin burns, keynote speaker, management, mission statement, workplace.
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Missions Statements are so muddled full of ambiguous language usually created by committee that has dumbed down and watered down any idea to be so empty of any meaning, that no one could take ownership of it. Don’t ever let a committee prepare your mission statement. So how do we fix it?

http://vimeo.com/20250260

Managers: How To Handle 100+ Emails/Day February 9, 2011

Posted by Kevin Burns in advice, boss, business, business model, career, email, Employee Engagement, engagement, how to, kevin burns, keynote speaker, management, manager, middle manager.
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Are you a manager who handles upwards of 100 emails per day? Well, the bad news is handling 100 emails a day is not management. That’s treading water. If you’re treading water as a manager, you’re doing it wrong.

http://vimeo.com/19731981

 

Video, Kindle and Embracing Change February 1, 2011

Posted by Kevin Burns in business, business model, change, communication, corporate culture, culture, expert, invest, kevin burns, keynote speaker, meetings industry, speaking industry, training, workplace.
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http://vimeo.com/19457472

Workplace Expert, Kevin Burns, talks about recent predictions and current realities when it comes to change. Cisco predicts that by 2013, 90% of Internet traffic and 64% of cell phone traffic will be to watch videos. Kindle format books now outsell traditional paperbacks and hard-covers. Change is upon us. Are you ready?

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