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5 Ways That Employees Can Help the Boss Succeed

By Carol Anderson

"I am unhappy with my boss. … He doesn’t give me feedback. …When she gives me feedback, it’s really vague and unhelpful. ... He doesn’t do what he says he’s going to do. ...  She doesn’t tell me what is expected of me. ... He [insert your personal complaint here…]"

I have been hearing this a lot lately, even from smart and accountable people.

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Survey Finds That Smartphones Are an "Alluring Distraction" Zapping Productivity at Work

By John Hollon

Workplace productivity is one of those ongoing issues that business leaders never seem to solve, so it's not surprising that they're still struggling to find the cause of why it goes down. 

Well, here's the latest reason ... and would you believe it's texting and cell phones?

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The One Question That Great Leaders Always Seem to Ask

By John Hollon

I've worked with a lot of leaders over the years, and I could go on all day about the various qualities that separated the good from the bad and the great from the awful.

But, as a story in the Harvard Business Review recently reminded me, there is one critical question that all good leaders get around the asking, and I know this to be true because I have found myself asking it too.

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Lead the Work: How Many People Are REALLY Working For You?

By John Boudreau, Ravin Jesuthasan and David Creelman

The largest employer in the world is Walmart with 2.2 million employees. There are only three companies with more than 700,000 employees (Sinopec and Hon Hai Precision Industry round out the list), and if you only count regular full-time employees.

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How Smart Managers Can Give Weaker Performers a Path to Improvement

By Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones

For too long HR departments have been obsessed with high-potential employees (sometimes referred to in HR circles as “HiPos”), instead of adding value right across the range of the workforce.

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3 Ways to Cultivate a Positive Workplace Culture — Without Upsetting the NLRB

By John Hollon

Happy employees who treat their managers and co-workers with respect and civility is usually the mark of a strong and powerful workplace culture. 

But that's not necessarily how the National Labor Relations Board sees it. 

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4 Critical and Important Things That Every Single Manager Should Do

By Karlyn Borysenko

Managers have a tremendous responsibility. Work lives and our private lives are so closely intertwined that anything that happens at work is going to have an impact at home.

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America's Aging Workforce? It's Still Aging Because Older Workers Are Still Not Retiring

By John Hollon

Although Millennials now represent the largest chunk of America's workforce, here's a reminder that our oldest workers aren't quite ready to depart yet.

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It Doesn't Take a $20,000 Per Hour Consultant to Know How to Manage Millennials

By John Hollon

I've said this before, but it bears repeating: Good management — smart, savvy, people-focused management — is at a premium and getting harder and harder to find. And if you think I'm wrong about that, here's the latest evidence to prove my point. 

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Leader Designed: How to Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be

By Dana W. White

There are a number of reasons that people never become great leaders, but it often comes down to fear — fear of being a fraud, fear of failing, fear of succeeding, fear of isolation, fear of the unknown, fear of being irrelevant, fear of change. Fear often keeps managers from being great leaders.

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