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How to build trust with your Type A boss

It's not easy working under high performers. While Type A bosses are driven and successful, they're also demanding and more likely to micromanage. But you can improve your relationship, and make your job more enjoyable. Speak up. If you... read more

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How to stop being busy

We're all too busy - and we're proud of it. We want to do it all, have it all, and achieve it all. It's no wonder why we backdoor-brag about being swamped: it's code for being successful and important. But in the long run, all this motion leads to... read more

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How to boost employee engagement

If you can increase the level of engagement in your organisation, you'll likely see the productivity of your workforce rise, too. And almost any organisation can foster greater engagement if leaders: Talk about the company’s impact, not just... read more

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How to keep your meetings on track

When someone derails a meeting, it’s easy to assume that they’re the problem and the solution is to rein them in - but your assumptions may also be off-track. For smoother meetings, try these techniques. Define what will be covered. If... read more

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How to fuel your team’s curiosity

It can be hard to find time for reflection and thoughtful conversation at the office, but work is more rewarding when it involves some level of discovery. Here are a few tips to encourage your team’s desire to learn:  Write agendas as... read more

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How to rally your team in times of crises

As a leader, what you say and how you say it matters - especially when your organisation is facing a challenge. In times like these, motivation isn’t about scaring employees into working harder with threats and blame, but inspiring them to pull... read more

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How to develop your emotional agility

Everyone has felt critical, doubtful, or scared, even at work - and attempting to minimise or ignore such emotions can amplify them. Effective leaders neither buy into nor try to suppress their inner experiences - instead, they develop “emotional agility... read more

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How to manage someone you don't like

If you’re like most leaders, you probably gravitate towards direct reports who act nice and don’t deliver bad news. But it’s often those who provoke or challenge you - the people you like less - who prompt new insights and help propel the group... read more

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How to build the right team behaviours

Even though most management systems focus on individual performance, it’s critical to reward and recognise your team collectively. As a team leader, support the right group behaviours by: Encouraging collaboration. Talk about your people as a... read more

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How to increase your productivity

All organisations are slowed down by unnecessary behaviours that choke productivity. These practices can help you clear some of it away: Pick up the phone. An email chain can be a useful reference, but it frequently takes more time to write an... read more