Managing & Communicating

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Don’t use these 3 statements

July 27, 2015
We’re all striving to be better communicators, or at least we should be. With that in mind, let’s eliminate the following phrases from our spoken and written communication.
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Unsure how you come across when you lead a meeting?

July 25, 2015
It’s time to invite a friend to grade you.
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A project management primer

July 10, 2015
You’ve called your top team mem­bers into your office and asked them to coordinate a special project. It’s a new sort of task for them, unlike your team’s typical work, and they’re unsure where to begin. Help them develop their project management skills by sharing with them these 10 key steps.
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3 toxic behaviors to address now

June 11, 2015
Whether it’s an employee’s misconduct or your own negative actions, put an end to these tendencies immediately.
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Tales from the trenches: Whoops, I pushed the staff just one project too far!

June 10, 2015
Behold Edgar, the loneliest manager, who thought he was leading a staff of wunderkinds—until the ugly truth kicked in.
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Don’t confuse coaching with feedback

June 10, 2015
Renée Robertson, founder and CEO of Trilogy Development, explains the subtle difference.
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How to put staff in innovation mode

June 10, 2015
If you haven’t been charged with shaking innovation out of your staff, you may soon be. Here’s what managers can do to make it happen.
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Do your emails create accidental politics?

June 10, 2015
You see them, and maybe even send them, all the time: emails in which several people are addressed directly and several others cc’d. Consider the problems such “group huddle” messages can create and the chaotic thought processes that can result.
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Gallup: Only 1 in 10 has talent to be a great boss

June 10, 2015
If you think you’re doing OK as a manager, you’re probably right. But according to research by Gallup, that’s probably as good as you’ll get.
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The time has come: Are you brave enough to scale Mount Management?

June 9, 2015
Between you and the highest overlook stand five employee issues some claim are unsolvable. Ready to conquer each one on your way up?
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