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Are you getting mixed messages from your boss?

Mixed or conflicting messages in the workplace are not as unusual as you might think – and often, your immediate supervisor is the guilty party.  To be clear, bosses don’t (usually) send you conflicting messages intentionally – it’s typically because

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If you’re leading virtually, make it a point to be accessible to your staff

Today’s blog post is Strategy #13 in our ongoing video series on tips for leading virtually.  And today’s idea is to find ways to make yourself easily accessible to your staff. Make yourself accessible to your staff One of the

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It is essential for virtual or hybrid teams to set standards for response times

With today’s blog post, we are now up to Strategy #12 in our ongoing video series on leading virtual or hybrid teams.  Today’s tip is to set standards for response times to emails and voice mails. Set standards for response

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good listening

What does good listening really mean?

On a recent visit to China, Merge learned something very interesting about the word “listen” as used in traditional Mandarin Chinese. She explains further.

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Seven ways to have better conversations at work

The ability to have better conversations will serve you well in any workplace environment or organization. By confidently engaging your co-workers, your boss, and even the most senior people you work with, you will be able to build better and

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hybrid workplace

Tips for a hybrid workplace: How not to be out of sight, out of mind

As we look forward to the fall, and (fingers-crossed) an in-person return to work and school, most organizations are actually planning for some sort of a hybrid workplace.  A hybrid workplace is one in which some people are in the

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