One on One Meetings: The Only Guide Managers Need [Free Template]

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One on one meetings, 1:1s, 1 2 1s, one on ones, 1 on 1s, check-ins. Whatever you call them, they’re one of the most powerful tools you have as a manager. Many managers have one on one meetings with their teams, but too often, they waste them. Status updates, awkward silences, and frequent cancellations are […]

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Mindfulness at Work: How Mindfulness Can Make You a Better Manager

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Are you mindful as a leader? Do you know what it means to practice mindfulness? “I think of mindfulness as the ability not to be yanked around by your own emotions,” says Dan Harris, ABC Nightline anchor and author of 10 Percent Happier. “That can have a big impact on how you are in the […]

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82 Ways How to Build Rapport With Anyone You Work With

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Rapport is the foundation of any great relationship. Having something in common with another person instantly builds a connection that makes us human; we have big brains because humans are social creatures designed to build and maintain many relationships so we can work together. Why it’s so important to build rapport with your team Unfortunately, […]

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How to Become a Manager: A Guide for Aspiring Leaders

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Ever thought about becoming a manager? Want to know what it takes and how to move up from your individual contributor role? Becoming a manager opens a whole new world of opportunity. With the right mindset and skills, you’ll find it is interesting, challenging, and rewarding. It also comes with new responsibility and usually higher […]

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How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Technology

Healthy Relationship with Technology

What is your relationship with your phone? How much screen time do you have each day? If you’re worried about how high the number is, you’re not alone. According to a Global Web Index report the average person is now spending over 2 hours a day scrolling, liking, sharing, and messaging: In just over a […]

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How to Help Your Team Achieve Their Goals

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“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric 1981-2001. One of the most powerful conversations you can have as a manager with a team member is about their goals. Not company KPIs, not […]

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Why You Want Your Employees to have Side Projects

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If you’ve ever hired anyone, you know there’s a few key skills you’d like every candidate to have: experience at the key tasks of the job, an ability to learn and level up quickly, and efficient with their time. The vast majority of people that tend to check all those boxes have something in common: […]

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7 Essential Tips for Effective 1 on 1 Meetings with Your Manager

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Effective 1 on 1 meetings can seem like an albino peacock at some companies: rarely seen, but potentially awesome. That’s not how it should be. 1 on 1 meetings should be something you look forward to. Done well, effective 1 on 1 meetings are an opportunity for: Feedback Coaching Rapport building And talking about all […]

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4 Types of Managers Employees Love to Work With

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Ever had a manager you knew you’d never forget? The kind that was– or is– so awesome, you count yourself lucky just to work with them? The kind of manager that helps make coming to work a meaningful, satisfying, and productive experience? We’ve talked a lot about the qualities of a good manager on the […]

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