Category: management

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Having Difficult Conversations with Employees: A How-To Primer in 20 Tip

As managers, we’re there with our direct reports through both good times and bad. They’re not always the people we want them to be. Sometimes they have different perspectives, goals, and interests...

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Your Frontline is Your Foundation for Success

Any successful construction project begins with a properly designed and prepared foundation. Whether it is a home, a high-rise, a bridge, or a by-way, if the foundation is improperly prepared and constructed...

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Best Practices for Successful Management of Distributed Teams

Remote offices are no longer a surprise nowadays, especially in the IT industry. Some companies allow their employees to work from the “home office”. For example, according to the American Time Use...

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How to Delegate Responsibilities in the Workplace (The Right Way)

When you’re in a managerial position, delegating important tasks might feel risky, but it's actually a powerful way to develop the talents of your valuable employees, open new doors to efficiency, and...

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Children, Skiing, & Leadership

We’re deep into winter here in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. For some of us, that means one thing: skiing. And for me, that often means teaching children to ski. While I...

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Why Managers Can’t [And Shouldn’t] Do It Alone

Anyone who has been a manager knows how challenging it can be. You have to make countless decisions, solve problems, organize projects, fill positions, coach people, monitor financial performance, stay on top...

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9 Must-Have Leadership Skills for Successful Cross-Functional Teams

In one scenario, your cross-functional team provides many benefits and is a powerful and effective solution for an array of workplace obstacles. In a different scenario, your cross-functional team crashes and burns....

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Leadership – Principles of Management

Managers must create an environment where employees are aware of organizational objectives and the specific role they fulfill in achieving them. Leading means establishing direction for employees and initiating the day-to-day work...

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Safety Coaching in the Workplace

Safety plays a unique and special role in organizational life. Striking a balance between production output and proper safety precautions will always be a challenge for organizations, especially when the job requires...

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Leadership vs. Management: Do You Understand the Difference?

Are you a leader or a manager? Some managers are also good leaders, and some leaders are also good managers, but these two roles are not always present in a single person....

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