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Results of the first round of the UTS Manager Development Program

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As everybody knows, 2013 was a year in which I put a strong emphasis on developing the skills of the managers. I am always eager to get people to specialize and to become ever more expert in whatever area they are working. For managers in particular, I want them to be continually invested in adding […]

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Introverted Leadership

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Introverted or extraverted…which are you? Take a reflective minute to ask yourself which of the following descriptions seems more natural and comfortable for you? Extraversion I like getting my energy from active involvement in events and having a lot of different activities. I’m excited when I’m around people and I like to energize other people. […]

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The Power of Introverts

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Being an introvert should not be a problem in our society, yet it is. According to author Susan Cain, schools and workplaces are designed for extroverts and corporate America often doesn’t allow introverts to be introverted. Cain wrote a book called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, in which she suggests […]

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Managing Up and Across

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Psychology Today defines “managing up” as the high art of handling bosses, parents, and other authority figures. Some believe managing up is the art of getting what you want from your boss. Others contend that managing up is simply doing your job and getting good results. Yet another description includes minimizing “interference” or micromanagement. All […]

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Moving Student Staff to the Cloud

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With as many as 35 student staff members working in the UTS Student Services team, scheduling work shifts to fully cover operational store front hours in Cox and the Student Tech Support (STS) office has always been a challenge. Generally, the first two weeks of each semester are devoted to the back and forth of […]

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Manager Get Together

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On Wednesday, January 24 a group of fifteen UTS Managers got together for a presentation from William O’Neal from Learning Services on “The 7 Action Steps to Maintain Enthusiasm.” It was an excellent presentation with great interaction and participation during the event. The seven action steps we learned about were as follows: Action Step # 1 – […]

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