Newsletter 494: Is Your "Finger on the Pulse"?









How to Stay in the Loop
Is Your “Finger on the Pulse”?


How much do you really know about what’s happening on your team? You might think that you have your “finger on the pulse,” but you may be unaware of tensions or problems that could be simmering under the surface.

You can learn how to connect with your people more effectively, and so avoid any nasty surprises, with our articles, How to Stay “in the Loop” and Management By Wandering Around.

Often, just making yourself more visible and available to your team members can give you a good idea what’s happening on the “shop floor.” You can find out if you really are accessible with our quiz, How Approachable Are You?

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A Final Note

As a manager, you need to know what’s going on with your team. And the best ways to do this are to create a climate of trust, and to build good-quality relationships with your people.

Next week, you can learn how to manage yourself and your time to overcome procrastination.

Have a great week!

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James Manktelow (CEO)

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