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How to Disagree with Your Boss

How to Disagree with Your Boss

You should be able to express your views openly and honestly, but it can be tricky to disagree with your boss. You have to express dissent effectively. First, have a conversation about how to handle disagreements when they arise. It helps to establish these practices when emotions are calm and stakes are low. Before disagreeing, assure your boss that you respect her and her position. Then help her see the bigger picture. 

Getting Virtual Teams Right

Getting Virtual Teams Right

Virtual teams are hard to get right. If you want to effectively lead and manage one, start by assembling the right team. You won't get anywhere without hiring and developing people suited to virtual teamwork, putting them into the right-sized groups, and dividing the labor appropriately. 

Things I Wish They Taught in College

Things I Wish They Taught in College

Now that I've been out of college for few years, there's a list of courses I wish they taught.

5 Reasons You Won't Regret Hiring a Coach

5 Reasons You Won't Regret Hiring a Coach

You have probably already heard the conversation about how plain old training is no longer considered enough to make a significant difference in improving the effectiveness of leaders. In fact, with typical training programs, only 20 to 30 percent of the skills are ever consistently applied or retained. 

Leadership is...

Leadership is...

UNGAGGED: EXECUTIVES ON EXECUTIVE COACHING

Imagine, writes this author, “reading a report about an Olympic training program that omits the athletes’ experiences.” As implausible as it seems, that omission or failing, compromises much of the commentary on executive coaching. What the coach has to say can be valuable, but the commentary can’t be all that meaningful unless comments by the players — executives — are included.

Signs That You’re a Micromanager

Signs That You’re a Micromanager

If you're like most micromanagers, you don't even realize what you're doing. Some signs should make it clear: You're never satisfied with deliverables. You get frustrated when you would've done something differently. You laser in on details and take pride in making corrections. 

Don’t Put Off Addressing the People Issues on Your Team

People issues often pose the most difficult challenges in project management. Rather than trying to ignore, deny, or avoid them, you need to address them quickly and decisively before they get too big. Specify the problem, think about possible causes and the impact it’s having on your team, and then take action. 

CEOs Misperceive Top Teams’ Performance

The Characteristics Of The Most Successful Teams

The Characteristics Of The Most Successful Teams

The best teams share two common attributes, according to MIT research:  1)cRelatively equal contribution by each member.  2) Members with high emotional intelligence

What to Do After a Bad Performance Review

It can be hard to recover from a less-than-stellar performance review, especially one that you didn’t see coming. You might feel angry, embarrassed, and confused. How do you regain your professional confidence? And how do you make the best use of the critical feedback?

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence To Succeed

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence To Succeed

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. 

10 Leadership Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way

10 Leadership Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way

If you’ve ever managed people, chances are you’ve had your share of sure-fire leadership successes, along with a few tough missteps and “wish I had knowns” -- and probably learned a thing or two from all of three.

A Magician’s Best Trick: Revealing a Basic Human Bias

A Magician’s Best Trick: Revealing a Basic Human Bias

An encounter with a magician reveals a lesson: Think critically about whether you’re only intermittently thinking critically

The Four Greatest Psychological Discoveries of 2014

The Four Greatest Psychological Discoveries of 2014

Every day of every year, scientists toil away in their efforts to understand the workings of the human mind. What makes us happy? How do our emotions work? What should we be doing differently in our lives to make ourselves healthier, happier and stronger?

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