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written by Allison Rosa
Managing Your Team Effectively With Melanie Sodtka
Your Latitude co-owner Melanie Sodtka advises managers to focus on people first.
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In this video clip, Melanie Sodtka, certified professional career and executive coach and co-owner of Your Latitude, outlines how managers can get more time back by learning to deal with people issues effectively. People approach tasks and problems very differently: Some are people oriented, while others are more bottom-line focused. But tackling the bottom line first and not focusing on people can cause conflict and turnover. Focus on people first and learn how your team members handle tasks to manage them more effectively.
40% of managers’ time during the week is spent dealing with people issues.”
More about our expert: Melanie Sodtka is a top-shelf intuitive artist and master of her crafts. She leads successful careers as a professor, co-owner of Your Latitude, founder of EgoCake, founder of @mohawksurge and intrapreneur. Melanie’s latest initiative, EgoCake, is an exciting new framework focusing on high-capacity individuals and offering strategies for over-committal tendencies.
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