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When You Have to Fire Good People

Getting fired can be devastating, especially to a conscientious employee. As a manager in the tech startup world, where turnover can be quite high and things change fast, I’ve had to let many good people go — and when I do, I’m acutely aware of how painful it is for them. But because I also focus …

The Type of Narcissist That Can Make a Good Leader

Narcissist leaders represent a conundrum for organizations. On the one hand, they can be huge assets, maintaining impressive drive and vision and enacting sweeping change through the power of their charisma. Research and experience typically show that narcissists are highly likely to ascend to …

How to Use Stress to Your Advantage

You can’t go more than five minutes these days without hearing about stress: stress tests, stress management, how everyone’s eventual cause of death will probably be — you guessed it — stress. We humblebrag about stress, we complain about it, we take yoga classes and meditate to get rid of it. …

Is Project Europe Doomed?

Christopher DeLorenzo<p>Ten years ago, Project Europe looked like a resounding success. A reunified Germany stood at the core of the world’s second-largest market, the European Union—an economic giant of 27 countries, many of which shared a common currency, the euro. Citizens of the EU were free to …

A Simple Exercise Can Help Women Overcome Self-Doubt to Succeed

More than 35 years after the term “glass ceiling” was coined, women still are dramatically underrepresented in top business leadership. Although efforts to recruit and develop women, ensure fair practices, and eliminate bias are as important as ever, are there any new ideas to help companies …

What to Do After You Tell Your Boss You’re Leaving

You’ve decided to leave your job and you’ve told your boss. But once you’ve gotten through that difficult conversation, you have to figure out how to tell others. Perhaps you’ve got a mentor who has been integral in shaping your career. And what about team members with whom you’ve worked for a long …

Research: Delegating More Can Increase Your Earnings

How can a busy professional become more productive when there is only so much time in the day?<p>One simple answer: Delegate more of what you don’t have to do yourself. This frees up your time so that you can spend it where it is really valuable.<p>There is nothing new about delegating, of course. …

Five Coaching Strengths that Produce Champions

This summer’s Olympics got us thinking: how do we as managers and leaders become coaches who elicit greatness in others? A study of the coach-athlete relationships that yield successful performance, released by the Canadian Olympic Committee in 2010, has some findings worth adapting to the coaching …

Forget Micromanaging, Hands-Off Leadership Could Hurt Workers More

Hovering isn’t terribly helpful, but hands-off management can hurt the team even more.<p>No one likes to be micromanaged. But when it comes to leadership, going too far in the opposite direction can be just as bad.<p>That’s the conclusion Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson reached in their new book, <i>Stop</i> …

The Dark Side of High Employee Engagement

Although employee engagement has become something of an HR fad, it would be hard to deny that it matters. In fact, robust meta-analytic studies show that higher levels of engagement boost employee wellbeing, performance, and retention. For example, engaged business units tend to deliver better …

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