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Decision, Decisions, Decisions by Marcia Zidle

Should I take this offer or wait for a better one? Should we go with the candidate who has the most experience or the one who needs seasoning but has fire in the belly? Do we purchase n a new computer system now or wait until the next fiscal year? Over the years, as an […]

Engaging Your Employees For Better Business by Marcia Zidle

The attitude “I don’t give a rip about my job” happens every single day.  Is it happening in your company?  Did you know that 5o% of workers today would rather be someplace else?  And another 20% take out their frustration every day and may be doing more harm than good. What about your people? I have […]

Good to Great: 5 Cardinal Rules of Leadership by Marcia Zidle

All managers aspire to be better leaders — but what is it that makes a leader effective? The Leadership Code offers five pivotal rules that lay out how the leadership game is played. How well do you apply them to your day–to–day actions? 1. Strategist–Leaders shape the future As a strategist, you must answer the […]

Employee Recognition: Are You Rewarding the Right People? by Marcia Zidle

As a manager, you know it’s important to recognize contributions individual team members make toward the success of the team. However, many times in our efforts to recognize and reward successes, we may overlook “behind the scene” contributions which were necessary to achieve that success. Consider this: As Joe was watching Diane receive her achievement […]

What’s Your Hiring Batting Average? by Marcia Zidle

“By and large, executives make poor hiring decision. By all accounts, their batting average is no better than .333. That means one-third of such decisions turn out right, one-third minimally effective and one-third outright failures. In no other area of management would we put up with such miserable performance” – Peter Drucker, leadership icon. Every […]

Working With Different Generations by Marcia Zidle

A recent encounter got me thinking about inter-generational interactions and communication in the workplace. As a volunteer usher at a performing arts organization, I was given the wrong sign in sheet by young millennial who was chatting away with another staff member. Later, it was brought to my attention, by the same person, who said […]

LCSW Supervision near Colorado Springs, CO 80903

LCSW Supervision near Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Janice Black, LCSW Clinical Social Work-Therapist, Consultant, Counselor, LCSW Clinical Supervisor     Contact Information   524 North Tejon Street, Suite 3 (upstairs) Colorado Springs, CO 80903   Qualifications Years in Practice: 31 School:Masters in Social Work, San Diego State University Year Graduated:1979   License #: CSW.09923269 License State: Colorado License Expiration: 8/31/2015   Links […]

Are You Fooling Yourself? Why Feedback Is Important! by Marcia Zidle

In Garrison Keillor’s fictional community of Lake Wobegon, “the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.” As it turns out, this depiction is not limited to Lake Wobegon. One of the most documented findings in psychology is the average person’s ability to believe extremely flattering things about him or herself. […]

Does Your Company Need CPR? by Marcia Zidle

Great management is no accident. It’s the result of deliberate effort to focus on what’s important vs urgent. Managing values-  what the business, firm or agency professes to stand for – is one of those important things. So many companies have a values statement on the wall. But ask any employee or even top managers what their values  are […]

The Fail-Safe Way to Delegate by Marcia Zidle

“I know I should delegate but: “I can do it faster…He won’t be able to get it done on time…she’s bound to make some mistakes.” These are things I’ve been hearing frequently  from overworked, stressed out managers. I jokingly mentioned, in a recent presentation, if there was  something in the air that’s causing this outbreak of “I […]

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