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July 04, 2024

More Feedback Isn't Necessarily Better

The biggest takeaway from our research is this: The vast majority of managers do not provide feedback often enough. For the most part, micromanagement is a rare occurrence....
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June 06, 2024

The Five Components of Hands-On Management

There are volumes of research that have attempted to distinguish between leaders, managers, and supervisors: Leaders focus on the big picture, managers focus on details, and...
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May 08, 2024

Is Your Workplace Feedback Thoughtful, Balanced, and True?

Every time a manager provides feedback, their credibility is on the line. Giving feedback that is generally inaccurate--off-base, unfair, unbalanced, or factually wrong--is a...
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April 10, 2024

Performance Improves When Managers Focus on Short-Term Results

The most powerful approach to coaching is one that focuses urgently on day-to-day, high-quality results. As basketball great Michael Jordan said, "I approach everything step by...
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March 05, 2024

Seven Feedback Mistakes Managers Make

Most managers today would agree that feedback is key to employee success. But unless that feedback is high quality, performance will never improve, no matter how frequent your...
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February 14, 2024

Your Team Can't Manage Itself

One of the most insidious pieces of advice in modern management is to "stay out of your employees' way" and "let them do their best work". The intention is to display trust in...
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January 03, 2024

The Seven Types of Management Challenges and How to Solve Them

Despite how unique your management challenges may seem, the common denominator is likely unstructured, low-substance, hit-or-miss communication. When things are going wrong in a...
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November 28, 2023

Four ways even good managers waste time

If you're a manager who feels you are spending so much of your time managing, yet inevitably end up firefighting, something like this may sound familiar: Listen, I spend tons of...
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October 11, 2023

Stop Recruiting Gen Z Like Millennials

Employers eager to attract the best young employees are too often delivering the wrong messages to the wrong people at the wrong times. Because young talent is perpetually in...
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March 08, 2023

Two Strategies Hiring Managers Miss When Sourcing Young Candidates

Whether you are hiring young people on the high end or the lower end of the talent spectrum, my guess is that you need to increase your supply of new job applicants. How can you...
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February 02, 2023

New Podcast - Ask Bruce: How to Survive and Succeed in the New World of Work

As the forces that drive our work environments, required skills and job responsibilities continue to shift and evolve, you may be asking yourself, “How can I survive and succeed...
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February 02, 2023

14 Tired Myths About Gen Z for Managers to Replace

These are some of the things that today's young people are telling us in interviews: "They act like their power is unquestionable, but anyone can be cancelled overnight." "My...
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