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Leadership

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Biomedicine

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t …

Management

3 Ways Managers Start Off On the Wrong Foot

When you take your first leadership role, or find yourself at the helm of a new team, first impressions are essential to get right. (Sorry to have to add even more pressure to what is already a challenging situation, but the reality is that thanks to the way human brains are wired, impressions are …

Self Control

Three reasons to ignore your company’s policy manual

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>If your job title is manager, supervisor or team leader, …

3 surprising traits of highly effective leaders

It's not easy. After all, technical competence doesn't always translate to effective managerial skills, and superstar employees won't necessarily be superstar bosses.<p>In a recent article for The Harvard Business Review, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D., a professor of business psychology, suggests …

Leadership