10 ways to make your direct reports more efficient

Most managers are in their roles because they are high performers with high standards. They’ve likely never been coached for low performance or inefficiency, so that makes it doubly difficult when they encounter the situation in their direct reports.

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Leadership Styles That Create a Toxic Work Environment

It is important for leaders to assess the ways in which they command and lead their teams. For leaders looking to cultivate a positive and productive environment, here are some leadership styles to avoid like the plague.

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Say These 7 Words When Employees Bring You Their Problems

Imagine that one of your employees walks into your office and says “Boss, we’ve got a huge problem with the ACME account; they’re angry and I think we might lose their business!” This is one of those situations that rightly spikes a leader’s blood pressure. But as much as the wrong response risks losing the ACME account, the wrong response also risks ruining the effectiveness, accountability and future growth of your employee. So, in responding to the problem our employee just brought us, we’ve got a few different options, from worst to best.

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