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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

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

The Guide: I want to fire someone for repeatedly not submitting their timesheet, but it feels petty

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Dear Guide: I have a casual team member who has repeatedly failed to submit their timesheet. I have explained to them several times that this must be done on time, as not doing so prevents them from getting paid and creates additional administrative work for… The Guide: I want to fire someone for repeatedly not submitting their timesheet, but it feels petty

Book summary: The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni

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The book in a paragraph The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni identifies five key temptations that leaders often face: prioritising personal status over organisational results, valuing popularity over accountability, choosing certainty over clarity in decision-making, preferring harmony over productive conflict, and avoiding… Book summary: The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni

Book Summary: American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce Hoffman

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The book in a paragraph American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce Hoffman chronicles the remarkable turnaround of Ford under the leadership of Alan Mulally during a period of financial crisis. The book delves into the profound leadership… Book Summary: American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce Hoffman

Book summary: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

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The book in a paragraph There are five fundamental causes of team dysfunction: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability and inattention to results. These dysfunctions can lead to team failure. The way to address these dysfunctions is through building… Book summary: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni