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How to discover your inner softie

There’s a popular myth that a tough boss is a good boss. It ain’t necessarily so as numerious scientific studies find no evidence  that tough bosses got better results. A softer, more balanced approach may be better for... read more

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How to be an effective boss

Effective bosses try to make work meaningful and enjoyable for employees. They’re most successful when they adhere to a few best practices: Manage individuals, not just teams. When you’re under pressure, you can forget that employees have... read more

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How to stop a meeting that just won't end

We’ve all been in meetings that seem like they go on and on and on. Instead of watching the clock, take matters into your own hands: Come prepared. You can avoid a chaotic, rambling conversation simply by showing up with a clearly articulated... read more

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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