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How to Rebound from a Toxic Boss

Do you lay awake at night wondering if your boss is mad at you? Do you walk on eggshells, despite no one ever yelling at you? A toxic boss will scar you long after you walk out of their office. Toxic bosses, especially early in your career, can have.

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How High Performers Keep Learning (Even When They’re Busy)

Traditionally, our collective view on learning and development has been somewhat narrow- blocked out time specifically dedicated to improving the skills you need for your current job. But when people are tired and busy…that view just doesn’t work. According to LinkedIn data, 94% of employees would stay at a.

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What Most Organizations Get Wrong About Performance Improvement

A teammate is underperforming. Firing seems premature, but at the same time, this problem just can’t wait. Enter: The PIP (performance-improvement plan). A by-the-book, formalized roadmap designed to help struggling employees shore up weaknesses, hit benchmarks, and evolve into A-tier teammates. Well…that’s what PIPs started as. This practice likely.

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How to Make Work Fun Again

When was the last time you laughed at work? No, not a polite ‘haha’ response to a cringey joke. Not that maniacal laugh either, you know, the kind of crazy howl you do alone when everything is going wrong. I’m talking about a deep belly laugh, with your coworkers..

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How to Make Meetings Not Soul Sucking

What percentage of time do you spend in meetings? According to the Muse, If you’re a middle manager, it’s likely about 35% of your time. If you’re in upper management, it can be a whopping 50% (or even more if when you’re doing everything virtually). Meetings have a bad reputation..

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How to Give Great Feedback In a Virtual (And Uncertain) World

If you’re a leader, you’re a lifeline. Like it or not, you’re one of the most important people in the daily life of your team. When people are working remotely, the words of the leader have outsized impact. In a tome of uncertainty, your ability to give high quality.

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Why Your Positive Feedback isn’t working

“Good job!” When her boss said it, Susan was delighted to hear the words out lout.  She had worked late to complete paperwork for a client. The fact that he said it in front of the team made it even better.  She was happy her boss had noticed. But.

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Why Your Problem Person is Still a Problem

He’s horrible; send him to training. How many times have you watched this scenario play out?  An employee is performing poorly.  Management gets frustrated.  They decide to send the person to training.  Clearly his behavior must be improved. Sending someone to training is certainly more humane than firing the.

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What To Do When Your Boss Belittles You

It feels like a gut punch. Has this ever happened to you?  You think the meeting is going great.  You’re confident about your presentation.  Then, right in front of everyone your boss says, “That’s a terrible idea, what were you thinking, are you a fool?” Or maybe it’s not.

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Why Accountability is a Loaded Word

“We’re going to start holding people accountable.” How often have you heard this at work?  Accountability is a funny thing.  We all want a workplace where people are accountable.  The only thing more frustrating than someone who consistently fails to deliver is when the boss consistently fails to hold.

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