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55 Skip Level Meeting Questions to Improve Your Managers and Engage Your Employees

the skip level meeting one on one is an essential time to ask questions of your team to learn and build relationships and lead

“The difference between mere management and leadership is communication.” – Winston Churchill As Winston Churchill captures well, good communication is central to success as a leader. When your organization grows to have layers between you and other team members, the skip level meeting becomes one of your best tools for effective communication. We recently took […]

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Expert Advice for Managing Up at Work from Great Leaders

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

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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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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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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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