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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74 Questions to Ask in One on Ones with a Manager

5 Ways to Keep Your Team Happy and Motivated in a Recession

What do you talk about in your one on ones? What questions do you ask in one on ones with your manager? What about one on ones with managers that report to you? It’s important to understand that your one on ones with individual contributors reporting to you should be treated differently from those you’d […]

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How to Change Your Mindset to Get More of What You Want in Life

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“Why, then, ’tis none to you, for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2, by William Shakespeare Your mind is more powerful than you realize. Shakespeare knew it over 400 years ago, as referenced here in Hamlet, and many of us relearn it today. […]

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How to Turn around a Disengaged or Underperforming Employee

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Unreliable, slow, unresponsive, inconsistent, doing the bare minimum, checked out. These are just a few of the words you can use to describe a disengaged or underperforming employee. The effect an underperforming employee can have on your team is devastating. Not only can they drag out projects, but they can consume much of your time […]

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How to Become a Senior Leader who is an Amazing Manager of Managers

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Are you managing your own team? Wondering how to advance past your team of individual contributors to leading a group of managers? If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve thought about the next big step in your leadership journey: becoming a senior leader. There’s a lot to learn to be a manager of managers. But […]

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Skip Level Meetings: Everything you need to know about Skip Level 1 on 1s

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How are my managers really doing? What’s really happening in my organization? What do my people really think? Am I missing anything important? Whether you’re a veteran leader or brand new to having real hierarchy below you, these kinds of questions are likely to be on your mind often. The more removed from the day-to-day […]

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How to Have Great Meetings: 10 Tips for Conducting Effective Meetings

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Ever feel like you’re having too many meetings? Or like the meetings you are having are a waste of time and unproductive? The modern workplace is built on open, fast, and fluid communication, with meetings often at the center of everything; they convey status, allow your voice to be heard, update key leaders & decision […]

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The Definitive Answer: Who Really Owns a 1 on 1 Meeting?

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Who really owns a 1 on 1 meeting? Is it the manager’s meeting? Is it the team member’s?  Who should be in charge of the agenda? If you read around, you’ll see people advocating for a lot of positions. I’ve seen some say, “It’s the team member’s meeting and their job to be adults and […]

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