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In a simpler world, choosing one employee on your team and promoting that employee into an open position at a higher level would involve easy math. Who works the hardest? Who produces the most? Who’s been with the company the longest? Enter those numbers into your magic formula and voila: the “best” employee’s name becomes… read the rest »

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What are your employees up to? What are they doing right now, and what are they hoping to accomplish in the future? If you can choose a given employee and answer this question with ease, that’s a good sign you’re on the path to effective leadership. On the other hand, if you aren’t sure what… read the rest »

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Employees who feel appreciated typically stay longer with the company and engage with their tasks instead of leaning out the door; that’s no surprise. And it’s no surprise that high engagement and long tenures boost the company bottom line. But appreciation brings a host of additional benefits as well, some more subtle than others. And… read the rest »

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You’ve worked hard to build—and retain—a diverse team. When you look around the table, you see faces, ages, genders, backgrounds and personality types that cover a wide spectrum. You’re proud of each member and their diverse contributions to group goals. But as with any diverse group of people, their interests and motivations vary. For this… read the rest »

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Your team is a well-oiled machine. They’ve known each other for years, and even when they don’t see eye to eye, they know how to work through their differences. They rely on a deep bank of trust, goodwill and common ground to get them through the rough patches. They like many of the same things,… read the rest »