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How to Bypass Frustration and Lead with Patience

As a leader, you’ve probably encountered situations that can be frustrating. Perhaps your direct report did something wrong or you had too much on your plate. How did you deal with that situation? I was recently asked at a gathering of friends how I remained so positive. Did I have a secret daily ritual of…

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Don’t Let Time Pressures Sabotage Your Management

People want to be better leaders—but they just don’t have the time. That’s the dilemma managers face, according to Blanchard senior consulting partner Ann Phillips. In the July issue of Ignite, Phillips explains that the lack of time kills many good intentions. “Once managers realize they’re supposed to maintain their own workload, coaching and support…

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People Complaining to You about Another Manager? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I’m one of two managers at a small company. Recently, a couple of the other manager’s employees shared some feedback with me—in confidence—that their manager is micromanaging them and doing other things that make their jobs more stressful and less enjoyable.  None of them are willing to bring this to their manager and they…