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How to engage your team

Showing respect enhances a leader’s influence and performance – and our latest study found that it’s the leadership behaviour with the biggest effect on employee engagement. Yet many leaders struggle to show respect to their employees. To become a more... read more

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How to structure your team meetings better

Let’s be honest: Most meetings are a waste of time, especially if they aren’t well designed. Next time you lead a team meeting, take the time to carefully structure it so that the duration and content align with the objective: Define the work... read more

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How to win an argument

There is not much point in having brilliant ideas if we cannot persuade people of their value. Persuasive people win arguments using the force of their reason and by the skillful deployment of many handy techniques. So how to win an argument? Here are... read more

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How to succeed each and every day

Most new managers find that they rarely end a day having done what they planned to do. They spend most of their time solving unexpected problems and making sure work gets done. But there are three essential things that managers should be doing every day... read more

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How to conduct a performance review in 10 minutes

There is growing evidence that conventional performance reviews are not working. One major issue is the time commitment they require: When many employees already get feedback regularly, formal reviews just take too long. A faster, but still... read more

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How to know if you’re a toxic colleague

No one likes a toxic colleague. Even the most difficult people would probably be the first to agree. Which raises a question: If you were “toxic,” would you even know it? Here are three reasons you might seem toxic, and strategies for changing your... read more

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How to change your bad habits

Every one of us has a career-limiting bad habit. Whether it’s weak interpersonal skills, a tendency to procrastinate, or good-but-not-great technical prowess, one of the biggest impediments to our upward mobility is a habit we can’t get rid of. But a few... read more

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How to give feedback to someone who doesn’t want it

It’s important to give feedback to team members. But what should you do when an employee gets defensive? Leaders in these situations may want to take a break from giving performance-related feedback and try giving feedback based more closely on how the... read more

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How to react when a conversation heats up

Conversation is challenging enough at times. When it gets heated, conversation can seem impossible. When a conversation turns negative, it’s helpful to have a repertoire of replies at your fingertips. Consider these options: Reframe. Cast the... read more

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How to manage a micromanager

Micromanagement is about lack of trust. The person who is micromanaging doesn’t believe anyone can do something as well as he or she can. Once you understand this, you’ll be better able to manage a micromanaging boss. First, make sure you... read more