Leadership Resources

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How to stop getting bad advice

People love to give advice. While it's useful to hear what others think, sometimes they give off-target or foolish guidance. Here are a few ways to increase your odds of getting good input: Target your requests. Don't ask whoever is available.... read more

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How to reach your enemy

Having enemies in the workplace is often destructive. Ideally you should try to work with your rival instead of against them. But if your collaborative efforts fail, try one of these strategies instead: Find a common ally. Seek a third party... read more

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How to share bad news

When you're privy to information that your team isn't, should you share the news or protect your employees? When deciding whether to divulge bad news, do these things first: Know your tendency. We all have a preferred approach when it comes to... read more

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How to trust your instinct

Most of us are taught to defer to authority. As a result, we tend to disregard our internal compasses. But your instincts are often right. Here is how to counter your conditioning and question authority: Listen to your inner voice. Take a... read more

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How to turn your employees into company advocates

Loyal, passionate employees benefit a company as much as dedicated customers. They stay longer, work more creatively, and go the extra mile. So how do you turn employees into advocates for your company and its work? Throw out the annual... read more

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How to handle a colleague you dislike

Working with a difficult person can be distracting and draining. Next time a colleague irritates you to no end, try these three things: Manage your reaction. If someone annoys you, don't focus on their behaviour. Focus on how you react, which... read more

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How to keep cool when receiving feedback

No one likes to hear that they aren't performing well. Yet, everyone can improve. Next time you receive constructive feedback, do these three things: Relax into it. It's understandable to be nervous during a feedback session. The other person... read more

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How to practice self-reflection in a few simple steps

Research has shown that reflection boosts productivity. Yet few of us make time to reflect. Why? For one, figuring out where to begin can be difficult. Start by identifying a few important questions that you want to address. Here are some... read more

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How to determine if you are really open to hearing feedback

If you’re in an influential position, you’ve probably told employees something to the effect of “My door is always open.” It’s likely that you genuinely meant the declaration. You might feel that you are a pretty approachable leader, and that others feel... read more

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How to develop your resiliency by focusing on three traits

Some people thrive in the face of setbacks, while others seem unable to recover. For example, how would you respond to being laid off or not getting a promotion? Would regaining your confidence be fairly easy, or very difficult? Cultivating three traits... read more