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The Top 10 Reasons Companies Fail at Promoting from Within

Andy Grove knows managers need to train their people

“We have 24 year olds managing 22 year olds, and it’s going as well as you’d expect…” The CEO of a rapidly growing company lamented this as we spoke about how he was trying to build a great company with a healthy culture.  He saw the value of choosing to promote from within, but it […]

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How to thank your employees in 5 simple, effective ways

How to thank your employees - be like franklin d roosevelt and recognize there's more than money

“The only way to motivate people is with money.” This is the exact wrong mindset to have as a leader, but too many people think that’s the only way to thank your employees.  There’s a better way, especially this time of year. Whether you just celebrated the American holiday of Thanksgiving, or are getting ready […]

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Leadership Lessons for Managers from Kate Matsudaira

Kate Matsudaira knows you need to have your team work well with other teams

Kate Matsudaira has been leading engineering teams for over a decade. She’s worked at major companies like Amazon, and great startups like Decide (acquired by Ebay) and Moz. Through these experiences, she’s accumulated a lot of knowledge on leading and motivating teams. We recently interviewed Kate hoping to learn some of her secrets.  We were […]

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5 Reasons Good People Become Bad Bosses

bad bosses use a stick but shouldn't according to president dwight eisenhower

Why are there so many bad bosses? Gallup research reveals that over 50% of Americans have quit a job to get away from their manager.  Meanwhile, overall employee engagement has been stuck for years around a meager 30%: Further, their research shows that managers, “account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement.” […]

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Employee Development: How to grow your employees when you can’t promote them

How to Help Your Team Achieve Their Goals

Everywhere we look, work place research and leaders seem to be talking about how much employee development is valued by workers, and especially Millennials. Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2015 found it was the top work benefit valued by Millennials: Deloitte’s 2016 study of Millennials also found growth and development were top reasons to join a […]

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Why You Should Build Rapport with Everyone You Manage

Build rapport by showing you care about your people according to camille fournier

If your team is shipping, hitting their numbers, or otherwise executing as needed for the business, your work is done as a manager, right? Maybe not. If you want to retain your team over the long term and take advantage of motivators that last, then there’s more to the job of leading your team. One […]

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3 Simple Secrets to Motivating Employees You Can Do Today

Mary Kay Ash knew motivating employees meant giving praise

“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” – Dwight Eisenhower, 5 Star General in the US Army in WWII and 34th US President “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that […]

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