4 Strategies for Inspiring and Guiding Your Team

Not every leader has the foresight or faith of Norm Miller, which is perhaps why Gallup’s research indicates that only 14% of workers feel inspired to grow after receiving performance reviews. Yet Miller’s not exactly radical; he just takes a fresh approach to managing a workforce.

CEO guiding team in a meeting

As Interstate Batteries’ board chairman and former CEO, Miller leads from a humble, centered place. Not only does he shower his employees with resources and investment, but he carries his religious beliefs wherever he goes. It’s a beautiful blend of fiscal and people stewardship that’s resulted in a $2 billion company fueled by his creativity, risk tolerance, and spirituality.…

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Shifting Methods: 4 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Shift Planning

A well-staffed shift does not happen by coincidence, it’s engineered through smart shifting methods and efficient planning. Shift planning should be something that adds value to the function of your business, rather than slowing it down. If shift planning is taking you or your management away from crucial work and opportunities for improvement, here are some tried and tested shifting methods that will ensure productive days and reduced administration requirements.

Two managers planning work schedule

1. Retire the paper pushing

The familiar paper timesheet and roster have faded away in recent years, and what a miracle that is. These paper solutions have made way for more reliable shift planning tools.…

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