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New Job Making You Crazy? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine: I have recently been transferred to be the principal of a college. I am tasked with lecturing as well as ensuring that the curriculum is quality assured and that financial management and procurement systems are in place.   My challenge is that I can’t find time enough to lead. When I came, I found…

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Leadership Transparency: 3 Ways to Be More Open with Your People

  Leadership is not something you do to people, it’s something you do with people. Letting people know what they can expect from you underscores the idea that leadership is a partnering process. That’s one of the messages that Ken Blanchard highlights in his work with senior leaders. Blanchard underscores the idea that leadership transparency…

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Virtual Team Too Big? 3 Warning Signs

Because of the diversity of ideas and perspectives, virtual teams are the ideal forum to gather best practices and implement changes across geographical and organizational boundaries. Unfortunately, time zone challenges and large group meetings with little time for involvement mean most virtual teams do not live up to their potential. How do you as a…

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Grit—3 Ways to Build Resilience at Work

Grit is the ability to push through barriers and be extraordinary. It is part of what makes a person stand out from their peers. I’ve been reminded about the importance of grit twice within the last few weeks—first from a keynoter, Linda Kaplan Thaler, who is an expert on the topic and author of the…