Taking Charge of Your Team

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Whether you are in HR, or you are the leader of a collaboration or small business, these tips from Dee can benefit you. If you don’t have an HR person, YOU are the person who deals with what HR would normally do.

In most cases, leadership is a qualitative trait that comes naturally to those who find themselves in a position to apply it. That being said, having found yourself in a leadership role, you understand the value of progressive learning. If you’ve been lucky enough to earn a role in human resources management consider yourself numbered among a select few..

Here are some core leadership responsibilities of which you should develop a comprehensive practical knowledge.


One of the most important appendices of your business strategy is organization. In most businesses, time is money, if only for the fact that it’s in high demand, especially at the management level. Most employees, especially retail chains, are paid by the hour. Your job, as an HR manager, is to ensure the highest productivity by choosing the right employees for the right positions.

Once you have hired a good team, you need to keep the lines of communication open with your associates. Let them tell you what they need in order to do their job more effectively. If your associates do not have what they need when they need it, they need to look for it. The extra time adds up. Keeping that time in your pocket means that it can be allocated to additional organizational objectives throughout the day, like paperwork.

Keeping the books is something that a lot of managers struggle with, but a strong command over time management, which goes hand-in-hand with organization, will allow you to use the extra time to make important documents, such as weekly print-outs, easily accessible. The less time you spend looking for those documents when it comes time to analyze them, the sooner you can start in on the new displays. The more organized the paperwork is, the easier it will be to identify and capitalize on successful trends.


It may seem trivial, but leading a team means more than just filing paperwork and processing payroll. It means working with your associates to learn their strengths and weaknesses. While this often entails keen observation, and trial and error, it can also mean reading body language to identify interests, and to determine their level of self-confidence.

Because working with customers is a more intimate activity than filing paperwork, it is important for you to have a clear understanding of what your associates are capable of in terms of empathy, among other things. Ask your associates to communicate what they feel they might be struggling with to you.

As an HR manager, your job is to capitalize on your associates’ capabilities and to help them overcome whatever weaknesses they may have. The right degree program will examine multiple facets of human behavior, including self-confidence. This knowledge can be applied to situations wherein a rattled associate needs a wing under him.

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  1. Nick Waan says:

    I think that time tracking software can make the managing process easier. Our HR`s use Yaware.Online http;//www.yaware.com/ to track our performance. And i think it` s a great thing. Because when you see that some employee is spending to much time on Facebook, you can just talk to him and ask the reason. Maybe he does`t enjoy his job or lost interest. This way you can detect unproductive employees and build a better team.

  2. Thank you for sharing this valuable information. I\’am agreeing to the fact that organizing and communication are the basic leadership qualities. I have other important qualities such as sense of humor, confidence, commitment, creativity and so on.

  3. The biggest thing for me is getting the right person in the right position and if you cant find that person straight away dont fill it until you can. Having the right team is the key to success.
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  4. Communication is e main points of any successful business, how much effective communication will a organization will grow rapidly.
    thank you so much for posting this tips..
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  5. I think funny pic, but it was meaningful, i agree with you
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  6. This is really very impressive article and also very informative…. if you work in a team than communication is necessary..

  7. HR is the person who takes an organization to the point of a success, HR plays an important role for every organization…

  8. having a mutual understanding between the team and the boss is the only and the only thing that can lead to the success of a team !a actually sometimes this is even characterized with fake members who we have to judge every time we are in a team! as there are many out in this field !
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  9. Great tips these are..HR really plays an important role in the success of an organization. Thanks for sharing.
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  10. funny pic. but it was meaningful. i agree with you
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  11. The Hardest think is to become a boss and i know how much difficult it is to take charge of your team but you presented it well and also told what to do.Thanks
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  12. The biggest thing for me is getting the right person in the right position and if you cant find that person straight away dont fill it until you can. Having the right team is the key to success.
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  13. In any organization HR department play vital role for its progress. This progress can be possible through good communication and organization skill.

  14. Well where I am working right now is the place where boss do not know about article writing but want me to publish at last 5 guest posts, but anyways at last I am having something to show him so he may understand what he actually need to improve his business.
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  15. Emma Simpson

    I do think that effective communications is key to managing a team. You can only take full charge of any team through clear and understandable communications. I find that open and honest communication is more effective when gaining trust across the team and team members who trust each other tend to work better together.

  16. Hi, Nice Post. Communication is the best way to build unity. “Union is Strength” is a proverb and also a fact. Communication is a part of Organization. Interesting to read and nice sharing.
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  17. Thanks.
    This is really impressive article.. if you work in team than communication is necessary..
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  18. Best part of your article is the picture… I cant stop laughing, who can be that creative to choose Attila the Hun for such a topic 😀 nice one
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  19. Vance Jarman says:

    Those of us in upper management can sometimes forget that communication with the team members is the best approach to not only advancing the business but also getting fresh ideas and different ways of solving problems that they may not have considered. Thanks for the quick refresher.
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  20. Some good advice that many are aware of but fail to follow. This is a nice little read and I think this is a great article to read not only for those in management who are leading a team, but for those that may be trying to advance their status as well.

  21. Communication and organization are main points of any successful business. However Public Relationship is the another important factor for successful start-up.
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  22. Hi Fletcher, this post is very helpful and teaches us how to work with a team which very important.
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  24. Mike Dernerk says:

    Mr Dee, these are some awesome tips that will hopefully improve productivity of my team. Thanks again for your time and wisdom!!!

  25. hi nice article!

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  26. HR persons have the tough job of hiring a candidate and Time Management is what one has to keep in mind.

  27. piyush001 says:

    this is really impressive article.. if you work in team than communication is necessary..
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  28. Pramod

    HR’s have one of the most difficult job of choosing the right candidate for the organizations they work in …and Time Management is the key to success in such profession ..The tips you have mentioned would surely help them

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