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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

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

Introducing The Guide

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Do you have an everyday management or leadership dilemma that you’re grappling with? Our new advice column – The Guide – coaches readers through the ordinary difficulties of leadership life. in each edition, we will answer a reader’s question about a management problem, big or… Introducing The Guide

It pays to be respectful

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It pays to be respectful. It’s the right thing to do. But it’s also usually the smart thing to do. Here’s why. Imagine two debt collection agencies. One uses high pressure tactics to get people to pay their money back. While the other tries to… It pays to be respectful