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JIM McCORMICK is the former Chief Operating Officer of the fifth largest architectural firm in the United States. A full time speaker and organizational consultant, he works with organizations to help them identify and incentivize their optimum risk posture. More information is available at: www.JimMcCormick.com

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Increasing Team Member Engagement Through Dovetailing

By | Posted Jan 9, 2015

How engaged are the people in your organization? Do they love what they do or merely tolerate it? An engaged, excited team means greater productivity and a stronger connection to the overall company. Jim McCormick details how you can use a technique usually reserved for carpentry to engage your team and ensure a happy workforce. Dovetailing can be the method that pushes your team to greater heights.

Delegating Successfully

By | Posted Dec 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

Are you the type of manager who likes to do everything yourself? Or would you rather hand the work off to your team and focus on the bigger picture? Jim McCormick is a proponent of delegation, and offers his advice on how to delegate successfully. Here he offers five steps of delegating, and how to avoid keeping too tight a grip on your team. See how delegation can help your team and your organization, and how to do so effectively.

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How Many Direct Reports Can You Handle?

By | Posted May 6, 2014

Less experienced managers sometimes make the mistake of taking on an excessive span of control. It is easy to do. […]

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Dealing Effectively with a Problem Employee

By | Posted Apr 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Not every employee you manage is going to be successful on the job. Someone who is performing poorly may require […]