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  • Why We Need Managers – And How to Be the Kind of Manager We Need
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    Everybody loves leaders. We read all the leadership books, listen to all the leadership podcasts, and soak up all the knowledge and wisdom we can about what makes a leader truly great. But managers? Those we have fallen a bit out of love with. The much-maligned manager is actually an essential role that’s not done […]

  • Managing Difficult People in Difficult Situations

    It can be very challenging to handle the disappointment of when you set expectations for someone else and they don’t live up to them. It happens to everyone. This Executive Edge will be helpful for managers but also for anyone who is forced to address a difficult person in their lives. Topics include adopting the […]

  • Encourage Workplace Learning

    An organization that commits to learning increases the potential of creating a growth environment where people at all levels will thrive and grow, and the organization itself will be positively transformed. This issue of Executive Edge looks into what it takes to build a learning organization, how to develop a workforce of learners, establish a […]

  • How Companies Find Growth

    Achieving and sustaining healthy growth is the biggest challenge facing businesses and it does not seem to be optional. Things are moving fast and new competitive competencies must be secured. It’s a time to bring “all hands on deck” to find and assess growth opportunities. This Executive Edge explores elements of growth and looks into […]

  • Rewrite Your Rules of Innovation

    Success today depends on an organization’s ability to outdistance the competition in capturing consumers’ unmet needs and filling them with exciting new benefits. This Executive Edge identifies different approaches that can inspire successful innovation efforts. Topics include operational innovation, co-innovation, customer backward innovation and experimental innovation. With a basic understanding of these, you’ll be able […]

  • Some Basic Management Skills That Work

    Management encompasses broad elements of responsibility and critical aspects of control. This issue of Executive Edge captures a few slices of management, looking at the style of “hands-off” management, managing conflict, staying true to your values, tricks for taking charge, and how to encourage your employees to be committed to their jobs. This sampling will […]

  • Sharpen Your Role as Manager

    There are many facets of being a successful manager. This Executive Edge shares specific insights into the manager-employee relationship that include cultivating a culture of autonomy for top performance, recognizing the top contributors who can be future leaders, staying in tune with how others are thinking, feeling and reacting to you, and tips on hiring […]

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