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Expert Advice for Managing Up at Work from Great Leaders

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How do I look good to my boss? How do I stay on the same page as them? What do I do to avoid unwanted surprises with my manager? What are the best approaches to managing up well? These are common questions mid-level leaders and individual contributors alike ask themselves when they start working on […]

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8 Best Professional Development Goals for Managers

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Ever worked with an unhappy manager? Seen them frazzled, frustrated, or run down? Chances are, their team felt the same way. There’s even a name for this: the Cascade Effect. According to Gallup’s “State of the American Manager” report “Employees’ engagement is directly influenced by their managers’ engagement — whose engagement is directly influenced by […]

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7 Tips for First-Time Managers: How to Succeed as a New Manager

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Congratulations! You’ve been promoted. Or maybe you’re starting a new job at a new company. Either way, you have a fresh start, and a new set of challenges. You only get one chance to make a first impression, so you want to make the most of it.  That’s why today we’re helping you with a […]

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Why Today’s Managers must Become Coaches (and how you can do it)

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“Being a good coach is essential to being a good manager and leader. Coaching is no longer a specialty; you cannot be a good manager without being a good coach. The path to success in a fast-moving, highly competitive, technology-driven business world is to form high-performing teams and give them the resources and freedom to […]

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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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