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How to delegate effectively

Most managers complain of having too much to do, but very few of them effectively delegate work. In fact, delegation is one of the most underutilised and underdeveloped management capabilities. Delegation is covered on 10/10, our acclaimed... read more

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How to handle the silent treatment

We've all had emails or voicemails go unanswered. Whether it's a prospective client, a potential employer, a work colleague, you're left with the same feeling: what did I do wrong? Here are three tips for handling the silence: Don't take... read more

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How to manage a challenging, but valuable, employee

Genius often comes with downsides. If you have a valuable, but disruptive, employee on your team, try these tactics: Understand the risks. Your job is to balance cohesion and creativity on your team. If the employee is negatively affecting the... read more

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How to make the most of a bad job

If you're unhappy at work, you don't have to live with it. And you don't have to quit. Here's how to make the most of an imperfect job situation. Be clear about what you don't like. You likely can't alter your job description, but you may be... read more

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How to save time by saying no.

What matters more: the amount of time you work or the results you produce? Any smart leader would say the latter. Yet, many people spend long, wasted hours at work. If you're struggling to keep control of your time and boost your performance, try doing... read more

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How to stop procrastinating

Procrastination may feel like the human condition, but it doesn't have to. To get out of your own way and increase your productivity, try these three tactics: Set deadlines. Create a schedule with clear due dates for each task. Remind yourself... read more

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How to stop sabotaging yourself

When faced with a big challenge, it's tempting to anticipate the obstacles that might get in the way, and use them as an excuse not to move forward. But this type of self-handicapping will prevent you from reaching your potential. Here's how to stop it... read more

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How to use 's and s' correctly

Overworked leaders and managers with little time might think that improving their writing is a tedious or even frivolous exercise. But inappropriate use of the apostrophe lets most people down. This punctuation mark is used to show possession or to... read more

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How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

January is an interesting time for behavioural science. Few things illustrate self-control as vividly as New Year’s resolutions. February is even better: we can study why so many of those resolutions are broken. But as well as identifying our weaknesses... read more

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How to stay happy if you both work

Many relationships fail for work reasons: too much travel, too little time together, and too much relocation. It's not easy, but it's possible to manage a relationship and two careers. Here are three tips for doing so: Actively manage... read more