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Welcome to Manager Launch Pad! Here you will find resources to help you be a more effective leader. Discover how you can create a healthy team culture.

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Managing a team is a big responsibility. Your team members are looking to you for leadership. At Manager Launch Pad you will find resources and tips that you can apply to your team.

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3 Communication Tips for Successful Leaders

Good communication skills are critical to a leader’s success. When I managed a team of 200 people it was astonishing how frequently communication would be misinterpreted or simply not heard. Once we had a significant change in the way we handled damaged product. Laws had changed, and our process needed to change with it. I explained

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Don’t Say This To An Angry Customer

If you are a manager inevitably you will get a heated customer situation. These things spring up for a number of reasons. A customer might be (justifiably) angry with your product or organization; at other times the customer will be angry with his situation and think you are the remedy. Handling an upset customer is

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6 Ways To Instantly Be A Better Manager

Before I took on my first manager job I had a vision of what my management style would be. I imagined having all of the great qualities of a remarkable leader and none of the not-so-great traits of the struggling manager. Turns out I had a wild imagination that was not grounded in the reality

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6 Steps To Keeping A Team Engaged

One of the biggest challenges for a manager is keeping a team engaged. Without it the work will suffer. This doesn’t sound like a particularly challenging task, but the numbers tell a different story. According to a 2014 Gallup poll only 31.5% of employees are engaged at work. In this article originally published at Startup Savant I explain 6

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How To Get The Most Out of Your Absence: 4 Phases To Developing A Personal Representative

Face it – you can’t be everywhere at once. There will be meetings and events that you would attend except there is a major conflict. Conflicting invites become more frequent as your responsibilities increase. That’s why it is important to be able to confidently send a team member to attend on your behalf. It sounds

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3 Proven Tips To Making Better Decisions

Success is directly influenced by the quality of your decisions. Because decision making is part of everyday life you would expect to be naturally good at it. However, in the case of decision making, practice does not always make perfect.   I outline 3 proven tips to making better decisions in a post over at

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3 Tips to Manage Holiday Celebrations at the Office

This week we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I have to confess I don’t know much about the history of this holiday. Pretty much everything I know about St. Patrick’s Day is from Wikipedia and my friend Mike McGovern (notice the very Irish-like last name). Wikipedia taught me that the celebration started back in the ninth century. Mike McGovern

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4 Tips For Young Leaders

As a young manager I had a lot of leadership doubts. Some doubts were self-inflicted, others brought on by my team members. As expected, that did not create a solid foundation of leadership. If I could go back and give myself some tips as a young leader, this is where I would start. This article was originally

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4 Questions Every Leader Must Ask Themselves About Their Strengths

Leaders get a lot of practice observing, identifying and cultivating their team’s strengths. It can be challenging to find a laser focus on their own strengths. I identify 4 ways to help leaders identify their strengths with an article titled 4 Questions Every Leader Mush Ask Themselves About Their Strengths. This post was originally published

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4 Steps to Overcoming Mistakes

Mistakes are a part of life. Unfortunately for many people mistakes can cause fear and decision-paralysis. You can see how to overcome these feelings of defeat and turn mistakes into opportunities for growth in my article 4 Steps to Overcoming Mistakes.   This post was originally published on my friend Joe Lalonde’s site. Please visit

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