Notes for the New Boss
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Time to Check Your Alignment

Take your car in for a tune-up and an alignment is often part of that process.  Left unchecked, your car may pull slightly right or left. You can easily course correct, but if you didn’t you could soon be going in the very wrong direction. In the office, tune-ups look more like performance appraisals,

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What Leaders Lose in Transition

Being married to a French man, and given French is not my native language (nor English his), it is safe to say there are times when what we’re trying to communicate gets lost in the translation. In leadership something similar happens. When newly promoted and trying to transition from staff to supervisor,

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10 Steps for Leaders to Make Difficult People Disappear

Leaders are often tasked with leading difficult people. But, let’s face it, whether you lead just you, your own business, an entire department, or hundreds of employees from the helm of an organization, chances are you encounter, lead, and or are perhaps even married to, someone who at times, seems

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How Leaders Find and Hire the Right People

Not every leader is a born interviewer. In fact, many a leader will admit they perform well in their own interview for a new position, but are not so good at identifying their own ideal candidates. A bad hire is expensive. A bad fit is costly to the morale of existing top performers. A candidate who

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Crisis Alert: What Leaders Do When IT Happens

Yes, IT happens. Equipment breaks. Computers go down. Power fails and floods are real. This week IT happened and water flooded the office. But what does a leader do when that kind of upheaval, disruption, and change occurs in any environment? In dire cases, there is no time for panic or emotions other

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5 Signs You’re About to Promote the Wrong Person

New leaders fear making this major mistake, but most leaders will tell you making a bad hire was a lesson from which they learned the most. In fact, lessons leaders share they’ve learned populated this post. But making a bad hire is different than placing the wrong person in a new promotion. This

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