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Managing Smart: End-of-Year Performance Evaluation Guidel...

With the end of one fiscal year and the start of the next comes a reminder to complete performance evaluations. All full-time staff members and faculty utilize the Valencia EDGE for their performance review process. Performance evaluations not only benefit the employee but also serve as documentation of development, feedback and goal-setting conversations that take […]

Managing Smart: Shaun Andrews Showcases the Importance...

A little appreciation goes a long way, which is why Managing Director of Plant Operations Shaun Andrews recently took the time to appreciate his team — both in a tangible and intangible way. Looking to garner appreciation and understanding for what his team does, Shaun donned a uniform and joined the night shift custodians at East, […]

Managing Smart: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence...

In this edition of Managing Smart. Celeste Henry, counselor, career development, details her perspective on emotional intelligence (EQ) and her work to increase EQ within Student Affairs. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others. With EQ, individuals can discern between different feelings and label them […]

Managing Smart: 8 Key Elements of a Good Working Relation...

Former University of California at Los Angeles basketball coach John Wooden said, “The coach must never forget that he is, first of all, a teacher. He must come (be present), see (diagnose) and conquer (correct).” A student (or as a Valencia supervisor, your employee) is more likely to be receptive to the correction of a […]

Managing Smart: Using the ‘Yes, And…’...

By Sally Leslie, Coordinator, Employee Development I remember my best friend saying to me years ago, “When we first met, I knew we would get along very well because you made me feel welcome — like I was part of the group — even though I didn’t know anyone.” My life has taken me through three […]

Managing Smart: Employee Development Workshops

By Dani Moritz-Long At Valencia, each of us is respected and appreciated for our unique personalities, talents, skills and characteristics — which is one of the many things I’ve come to love about Valencia’s empowering work environment. This commitment to celebrating our diversity (which extends far beyond race and gender) is apparent in our daily […]

Managing Smart: Supporting Employees and Students With...

By Sally Leslie, Coordinator, Employee Development It’s one thing to recognize our own challenges, and another to recognize challenges in others. As a supervisor, however, it’s imperative that you become familiar with the signs of mental health struggles. Mental health is a very real issue and can leave people feeling both emotionally and physically debilitated. […]

Managing Smart: Making the Most of Check-Ins

By Dani Moritz-Long It’s all too easy to brush off the Beginning-of-Year Check-In as a monotonous task on your already overwhelming to-do list. I get it. With immediate assignments to tackle and projects to start, annual conversations about skill and goal development can seem superfluous. The reality is, though, they’re anything but. If used properly, the Check-In can […]

Managing Smart: Why the Empathetic Leader Is the Best Leader

In an issue of SUCCESS magazine, expert in inspirational leadership Simon Sinek shares why there is a biological need to be part of an altruistic organization and how the daily practice of putting the well-being of others first can build your relationship with your employees, and, as a result, decrease turnover. Click here to read more… Source: SUCCESS Magazine

Managing Smart: 6 Tips to Balance the Work-Life Seesaw

We’re always searching for a perfect harmony when it comes to our work-life balance, and Jeff Davidson, writer for SUCCESS magazine, shares six ways to achieve just that. Click here to read more…