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Video: Are You Putting Your People At Risk? June 21, 2011

Posted by Kevin Burns in accountability, build a better workplace, building a better workplace, business strategy, communication, corporate culture, customer, kevin burns, keynote speaker, leadership, management, safe driving, safety, safety attitude, workplace.
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Are You Actively Putting Your People At Risk? from Kevin Burns on Vimeo.

Workplace Expert, Kevin Burns argues that companies who do not care about their people enough to ensure that they follow safe procedures it could be argued do not care about their customers either. How you do one thing is how you do everything. How can you say you care about your customers but not the people who serve your customers?

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

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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

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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 Avoid Embarrassing Onboarding Mistakes May 31, 2011

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How To Avoid Embarrassing Onboarding Mistakes from Kevin Burns on Vimeo.

Kevin Burns, Workplace Expert offers up advice to counter managers who systematically remove the incentive to perform well by giving away the farm to new hires by not tying it to performance. All your new hire has to do is the bare minimum – just enough to not get fired – and they will enjoy raises. Hiring a new employee is not simple. There is pressure involved to get it right and to start a new relationship on the right foot. So how do you do that?

Video: How Managers MUST Engage Staff May 18, 2011

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How Managers Must Engage Staff from Kevin Burns on Vimeo.

Workplace Expert, Kevin Burns, thinks that the real purpose of a good manager has been lost with too many meetings and too much paperwork and that perhaps it’s time managers changed their minds and philosophies of what they are there to do. The truth is that managers work for the staff and NOT the other way around.

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

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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

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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: Managers Need Better Time Management April 27, 2011

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So managers, let me ask you this question, if only twenty percent of your time is spent actually managing, who is it that really needs a Time Management course? The truth is that Time Management is never about time. It’s about having clearly defined priorities. And it is the manager’s job to ensure that the clear priorities have been communicated to the staff. So how can the manager make that happen?

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.

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