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Category: Tough Situation Tools

Employee growth comes from allowing your people to struggle

For the past several months, I’ve been offering up specific ideas for employee growth, things that you, as a leader, can do to help your people develop and grow into leaders themselves.  So today I have strategy #17 in this

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Picture of man pointing and yelling, showing loss of self control.

Identify Triggers and Keep Your Cool

Leaders have to stay poised and in control, even in trying moments. The first step to doing so is to identify your main triggers. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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A problem employee must be dealt with promptly

If you don’t deal with a problem employee swiftly and firmly, you run the risk that a few rotting leaves will ruin the whole salad.  Let me explain. Bagged salad from the grocery store is simple and convenient, so I

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employee performance

Employee performance = ability X motivation

It’s necessary to assess TWO factors when trying to get at the root cause of an employee performance problem. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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How to work with someone you don’t respect

When you have little professional respect for a client, a co-worker, an employee, or even your boss, it can be difficult to stay motivated and get things done.  But the unfortunate reality is that sooner or later, you will have

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Separating true leaders from narcissists

Last year, I was a featured expert in a story about narcissists in the workplace, and how one can function effectively with (or despite) them, no matter whether they are your co-workers or your boss.  And certainly, if you follow

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