This may be the happiest season of the year, but for many managers and employees, things aren’t all that merry and bright. Many are stressing about whether they've put in enough face time with the boss or clocked enough hours at the office. Why the trepidation? Because they’re about to have their dreaded year-end performance review. Things maybe different this year, however. Thirty-seven percent of people in the United States work from home an average two days per month, and...
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One of the best descriptions I’ve heard of leaders is that they focus on vision and strategy, guiding and removing obstacles for their teams, similar to a coach in sports. By contrast, managers typically focus more on execution, working in the business. Real leadership is about providing a compelling vision and clear direction. Successful leaders clarify priorities and expectations, define employee roles and ensure that the processes and capacity required for them to execute...
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This article was originally published at CEO.com “Do you have a moment? Can we talk?” Business leaders immediately feel a sense of dread when they hear these questions. They fear that another person is giving notice, and they assume the departure will lead to expensive and time-consuming complications. No leader likes to see valuable team members leave, and high employee turnover is never good for a business. However, the process doesn’t have to be so stressful. In fact,...
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