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Letters of Clarification: Between Verbal Coaching and Formal Written Warnings

As a manager in corporate America, you’ve no doubt been frustrated at times by employees whose problematic job performance or […]

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Want to Win in Business? Focus on the Play (Not the Victory)

It seems counterintuitive that you could actually win more (in sports, life, or business) by shifting focus away from the […]

staff meeting icebreakers

Staff Meeting Icebreakers

Staff meetings needn’t always be long and boring. Starting off a meeting the right way can encourage positive interaction and improve overall effectiveness. One way […]

The Wrong Place to Start an Acquisition Process

The Wrong Place to Start an Acquisition Process

Many people begin by listing possible companies to buy. But there’s a far better approach when you’re planning an acquisition. […]

Engaging Resistance to Achieve the Change We Want

Engaging Resistance to Achieve the Change We Want

Too often, as managers and consultants we slip into trying to control or fight resistance. We develop a “change agent-centric […]

How to Write an Executive Summary for a Marketing Plan

How to Write an Executive Summary for a Marketing Plan

Your executive summary features key elements of the marketing plan, so write it after you finish the plan. It’s like […]

Bosses Said to Lose Temper More with Lower Status Workers

Bosses Said to Lose Temper More with Lower Status Workers

Less educated, lower income workers are more likely to say that their boss loses control of his or her emotions […]

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