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9 Things Managers Do That Make Good Employees Quit

Most people in a position of authority probably do not realize the full scope of the effect that they have on the people under them. Actions big and small can affect how employees see their manager—and the results can be positive or negative. If good people are regularly leaving your ...

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Why Your Boss Lacks Emotional Intelligence

In an article for Forbes, Travis Bradberry shares the insights he discovered in surveying the “emotional intelligence” of organizations. It is more prevalent in some roles than one might expect. But it is also seriously lacking in places that really need it. Feast or Famine As it turns out, supervisors ...

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6 Tips to Retain Empathy as a Boss

Power does not have to go to your head when you become management. More power should only mean more ways to help people. Craig Donofrio lists for Main Street six ways to avoid becoming a monster. Just Jekyll First, do not forget how important empathy is in general—if employees believe ...

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Eloquence Might Win More Support Than the Truth

When you ask a question, typically you are hoping for an honest reply. This is doubly true of questions asked to someone in a leadership position. But as politicians are well aware, there are many ways to answer a question, and the majority of them have nothing to do with ...

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How to Win at Office Politics

You do not need a speech writer and a Super PAC to get ahead in office politics. But Beth Weissenberger discusses in an article for Bloomberg Businessweek that failing to engage in office politics is basically the equivalent of saying, “I am comfort

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Empathy: The Difference between Employment and Implosion

An ability to treat other people with fundamental respect and consideration is a critical part of leadership. Virtually all of us have it to some degree—some more naturally than others—but leaders must take conscious steps to increase their empathy and emotional intelligence. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Annie ...

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3 Specific Ways to Be a Better Boss

When manager Avery Augustine’s boss resigned, her team was brought into a new department, where the new boss asked her questions about her team—questions she could not answer. From that experience, she derived three solid tips for becoming a better manager. Lessons Learned First, Augustine says to schedule one-on-one meetings ...

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4 Tips to Dojo for Collaborative Programming

When a development team “throws down at the dojo,” the result might not look as exciting as it would at a judo dojo, but it could be just as rewarding. In an article for ITworld, Kristin Burnham explains that a dojo is another form of collaborative programming, where a handful ...

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How to Manage Your Former Peers

Congratulations on the promotion. Now what do you do? Amy Gallo writes for the Harvard Business Review about how to best manage people who were once your peers. Being the Friendly Taskmaster If the organization does not make it apparent to colleague

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