Developing Leaders: What To Do When Your Team Grows Too Big

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Boss: “You’re doing a great job with your team!” You: “Thanks!” Boss: “You don’t mind if we go ahead and put a few more people on your team, right?” You: “Umm….” Whether this is a conversation you have in your head or one that’s happened to you in talking to your boss, you know the […]

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Questions to Ask a CEO to Ensure a Healthy Company Culture

Questions to Ask a CEO

“Do you have good, leading indicators of culture?” I was emailing with an investor recently discussing how so many have written about the value of culture, yet it often goes un-discussed by boards until there are Uber-level problems. They told me the only indicator they had was to watch for turnover. Unfortunately, by the time […]

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6 Questions You Must Ask When You Start Managing a New Team

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When you’re managing a new team, there’s a lot of uncertainty. What do they think of you? Will everyone get along? How was their last manager? Are they a talented team? Starting anything new is always hard, and when you involve multiple other people, personalities, and habits, it ups the difficulty level significantly. As a […]

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How to Balance Accountability vs. Responsibility When Leading Your Team

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When something goes wrong, where do you look? If you’re a good manager, you start by looking in the mirror. You ask yourself how you contributed to the problem, no matter what. As a leader, you’re accountable for everything that happens with your team: This is an essential lesson for founders, as well as any […]

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Bad Manager: 5 Signs of a Bad Manager

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In their “The State of the American Manager” study, Gallup found that half (50%) of all Americans have left a job to “get away from their manager at some point in their career.” We’ve said it before, but it begs repeating: employees leave managers, not companies. And a bad manager can make employees leave in […]

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11 Essential Tips for Managing Remote Employees

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Are you prepared to manage remote employees? You may be excited to take on your first remote team members– maybe an existing employee is going remote– but are you familiar with the challenges that come with it? According to Matthew Hollingsworth, the Director of Operations at We Work Remotely, remote work is the future: “Now […]

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