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How to Ensure a New Manager Succeeds

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Being a new manager can be an exciting, and stressful, opportunity. It’s a great promotion, with new responsibilities, added prestige, and the pay bump to match. It’s also a major career change to a world very different than what you learn in any school or classroom. It’s important that you promote people looking to be […]

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Step by Step How to Praise to Motivate Your Team (and why it matters)

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Praise is one of the most underrated, yet crucial, parts of managing. It can dramatically change how people feel and the caliber of work they produce. Research reported on Harvard Business Review shows that teams that are praised most outperformed those praised less across key criteria like financial performance, customer satisfaction, and 360-degree feedback. Yet, […]

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25 Reasons You Must Start Having One on Ones with Employees

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“Who has time for this?!?” “My team is doing fine.” “I have too many reports to meet with everyone.” “We’re all adults here. We can handle our own problems.” “One on one meetings don’t scale and we only do scalable things here.” There are a lot of excuses why you might not be doing 1 […]

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How to Motivate Your Team Without Breaking the Bank

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We all dream of having an energized team, totally motivated and hitting all their goals. If you’re lucky, you may work in such an environment. Congratulations, that comes from hard work by leaders like you. For the rest of us, the question then becomes how to motivate your team to be more like that. What […]

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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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3 Essential Leadership Lessons Most Entrepreneurs Learn the Hard Way

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If there’s one thing I’ve come to appreciate, it’s the absurd odds stacked against entrepreneurs succeeding; there’s just so much that you have no idea about and need to quickly learn. For everything you must get right to succeed, there are a dozen things that could undermine you and lead you to still fail. You […]

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