Lead the Meeting Before It Begins

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Have you ever experienced a wasteful meeting that could’ve been an email? Or worse, a meeting that goes completely off track and turns into hours of non-productive brainstorming. As a manager, it’s your duty to make every meeting count. Don’t spend time on meandering ideas that could be devoted to carrying out action items. Make […]

Why Your Employees Will Quit This Year

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It happens: an employee quits and you’re left asking yourself how it happened. Some losses are more surprising than others. Adaptation is important for any manager because you’re going to have staff members quit on you. Have a plan to follow up, like keeping resumes on file or teaming up with a staffing agency, but […]

Agile Leadership – Why it’s the Future for Leaders

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As a supervisor, it’s essential to use all the tools in your belt. Being firm and commanding is relevant, but flexibility is also necessary. Growing as a leader means trying new strategies and being open to every available resource. It’s advantageous for you as well as for the team you’re leading. Agile leadership is the […]

Active Listening – Why It Helps You Become a Better Boss

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Are you listening? Or are you simply hearing? What’s the difference? One practice gets you results – satisfied employees, resolved rifts, and a positive rapport with your colleagues. The other practice gets you nowhere, doomed to repeat the same errors that are holding your business back from greatness. If you are really listening, then you […]

Leadership Styles that Don’t Inspire Your Team

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As a professional in a leadership position, you know how important it is to set firm but attainable standards for your entire staff. You can read every leadership book on the shelf, but nothing prepares you to oversee a team like entering the fray on your first day. Whether you’re new to a leadership role […]

Your Company Needs a Mobile Device Policy – A Guide to Making One

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In an increasingly technological workplace, guidelines are everything. It can seem impossible to manage the productivity of your employees when smartphones are everywhere. Personal mobile phones can be a serious work distraction, but they can also enable your employees to succeed. Davis Staffing is here to help you navigate the right way to create and […]

How Do You Properly Handle Employee Conflict?

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Managing people is one of the most difficult aspects of leadership. People make mistakes, and people place blame. To create an environment where people enjoy coming to work each day, you have to set a standard of equitable treatment. When conflict arises, your staff needs to know that they can count on you to manage […]

What Are the Secrets to Leading Scientists?

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Are you looking for an innovative way to boost your leadership abilities? Try a new approach and look for inspiration from top scientists. World-renowned academics and researchers often have insight we don’t think about from day to day. However, the scientific method isn’t just for lab coat professionals: you can use it to your advantage […]

4 Tips to Lead Your Team in 2017

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Whether you are struggling to motivate an apathetic workforce or launch great performers to the next level, leadership is defined by taking initiative and bringing out the best in your team. As we enter 2017, seize the opportunity to start fresh. Rather than trying to encourage employees from behind your office door, join them on […]

Why Don’t Your Employees Trust You?

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According to the Edelman Trust Barometer, only about one in three people have trust for their employer. In fact, the 33,000 employees polled believed they could trust a peer more (67 percent) than the company CEO (49 percent). Why should you care if your employees trust you or not? There are several reasons. • Employees […]