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How new leaders lose the frontline

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New executive comes in. Starts strong. Engages the frontline. Then gets busy. Buries themselves. Drops engagement. Loses trust. Workers say, “they’re just like everyone else, they don’t give a shit about us”. I’ve seen this repeatedly. And the sad thing is, the leader usually does… How new leaders lose the frontline

The heavy hands on our shoulders

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Do you have an invisible, but heavy hand on your shoulder? Most of us wish to grow through life, standing ever taller and straighter as we go. Expressing ever more of our true selves. If we’re lucky, we have people who metaphorically crouch down, clasp… The heavy hands on our shoulders

Dear Guide: My boss has mental health issues, which lead her to treat me poorly. And now I’m struggling as a result

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Dear Guide: My boss has mental health issues and she has treated me poorly for a long time. I believe these two things are connected. I am compassionate to anyone struggling with their health, but now I’m struggling too. I have spoken to my boss,… Dear Guide: My boss has mental health issues, which lead her to treat me poorly. And now I’m struggling as a result

Love the wrongdoer, hate the wrong

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Love the wrongdoer, hate the wrong. As leaders, we should keep this in mind whenever dealing with performance issues. A HR manager I knew was involved in firing someone for gross misconduct. Afterwards, she met the dismissed employee in the car park. She checked in… Love the wrongdoer, hate the wrong

Changes to our terms of service

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Impact Society has updated the terms of service that govern the use of impactsociety.co. Key changes include modifications to the following sections: These changes are effective from Tuesday, 12 March 2024.

The Guide: My boss and I have differing views on the best strategy to advance our objectives

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Dear Guide: My boss and I have different views on the best strategy to advance our objectives. I’m proposing a new approach that will add cost, but I believe it will deliver greater revenue. He sees it as a cash flow black hole. I believe… The Guide: My boss and I have differing views on the best strategy to advance our objectives