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How To Accelerate Trust Building Within Your Team

Trust is the foundation for an effective, productive, and creative teamwork. Trust develops over time. But, you can accelerate it.<p>Trust only develops on the foundation of mutual respect for shared values and a perception of competence. If you don't believe that your team members share your values, …

Leadership

Google Says These 5 Characteristics Can Make or Break a Successful Team

How you can apply them today to make your team more successful<p>Google studied 180 teams through its Project Aristotle over two years. They were on a quest to find the common traits among the most successful ones. Going in, they assumed the best teams were comprised of the most skilled people. But …

Leadership

33 Management Hacks Smart Bosses Should Have in Their Bag of Tricks

Are any of these in your bag of management tricks?<p>If you're a manager, I have profound respect for you. You're probably juggling several things -- recruiting, putting teams together, scheduling shifts, managing people and tasks, handling discipline issues and, of course, keeping customers …

Leadership

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It

“There’s no team without trust,” says Paul Santagata, Head of Industry at Google. He knows the results of the tech giant’s massive two-year study on team performance, which revealed that the highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety, the belief that you won’t be …

Leadership

How winning the lottery affects happiness, according to psychology research

• <b>On Wednesday, August 23, Mavis L. Wanczyk won the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot.</b>• <b><br>Most people assume winning would make them happier, but some research indicates lottery winners struggle to enjoy everyday pleasures.</b>• <b><br>Some researchers think people have a set point for happiness and big changes don't</b> …

Happiness

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Management

Whiteboard Session: Clashing with a Coworker? Here's What to Do

These 4 steps will help you resolve conflicts, whether you're a seeker or an avoider.

Harvard Business Review

How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team

There is a well-known story about a cleaner at NASA who, when asked by JFK what his job was, responded “I’m helping to put a man on the moon.” This anecdote is often used to show how even the most mundane job can be seen as meaningful with the right mindset and under a good leadership.<p>Today, more …

Leadership

How New Managers Can Send the Right Leadership Signals

One of the most exciting and — sometimes anxiety-producing transitions in a career — comes when you move from being an individual contributor to becoming a manager. At this juncture, <i>what you think, what you say, and how you show up —</i> in effect, your leadership presence — can have a direct impact on …

Leadership

Why Google's Managers Are So Wildly Successful Comes Down to These 8 Behaviors

Google found that their most successful managers consistently displayed these qualities, in order of importance.<p>Becoming a good manager is no cake walk. Nailing down behaviors that lead to high employee engagement, trust, and loyalty requires continuous development.<p>But first, companies need to …

Leadership

Building a Simple API with Amazon Lambda and Zappa

We'll be using a Pipfile to manage dependencies, instantiate the pipfile and venv like this:<p>you should have a working virtual environment and pip …

I’ve Been A Manager For Over 10 Years. These Are The Biggest Lessons I’ve Learned

Managing is much more about learning than it is about knowing.<p>As an entrepreneur and founder, I’ve been building teams and companies for more than 10 years, leading everything from operations and strategy to community development and fundraising.<p>Most recently, I cofounded the shared office space …

Management

With 1 Sentence, the Founder of Priceline Just Explained the Key Difference Between Great Leaders and Mere Managers

It's about seeing the people for their human strengths--and for the choices they make every day.<p>Truly great leaders don't just attract followers. Instead, they maximize their impact by inspiring others to become leaders too.<p>Sadly, many people in leadership positions don't understand this. They feel …

Leadership

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage …

Employment

Top 15 Python Libraries For Data Science In 2017 | Articles | Chief Data Officer

As Python has gained a lot of traction in the recent years in the Data Science industry, I wanted to outline some of its most useful libraries for …

Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager (Technical Expertise Came in Last)

Is it possible to engineer the perfect boss? Google was up to the task, and found data that will forever change the keys to getting promoted.<p>Google is widely known as an advocate of data-based decision making. So, it came as no surprise when it looked to its statisticians to help decode the secret …

Employment

What Employees Want to See Most in Their Bosses Comes Down to a Single Word, Says Research

In a recent study published in the Harvard Business Review, close to 20,000 employees around the world say there's one thing that leaders need to demonstrate. Hint: Aretha Franklin sang about it 50 years ago.<p>Lets just get right to the bottom of this: What exactly do employees want in their leaders …

Leadership

Here's How Good Managers Give Bad Employees Feedback

What manager likes to give low-performing employees feedback? Not many, but it's part of the job. Here's how the best do it with great success.<p>Raise your hand--who likes to discipline an employee? I hear crickets chirping in the background.<p>Yet discipline is a cornerstone of highly productive …

Management

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

This is the conclusion from decades of Gallup data and interviews with 25 million employees. But companies still keep getting it wrong.<p>In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of …

Leadership

Management is not about asking people to do stuff

“It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself” said Eleanor Roosevelt and one of the most important lessons in management. …

Why Do So Many Managers Avoid Giving Praise?

One of the most difficult parts of a manager’s job is giving feedback. In a survey of 7,631 people, we asked whether they believed that giving negative feedback was stressful or difficult, and 44% agreed. When talking with managers about giving feedback we often hear comments such as, “I did not …

Employment

As A Leader, Are You A Fighter, A Fixer Or A Friend?

Shutterstock<p>What’s your leadership style? Are you a friend, fixer or fighter?<p>When discovering your leadership style, it’s easy to slip into some bad habits. Some of the best-intentioned leaders are guilty of micromanaging, changing directions, and trying to be “just one of the gang.” We’ve all been …

Leadership

A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful than an Email

Imagine you need people to donate to a cause you care about. How do you get as many people as possible to donate? You could send an email to 200 of your friends, family members, and acquaintances. Or you could ask a few of the people you encounter in a typical day—face-to-face—to donate. Which …

Harvard Business Review

Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Looking at the executive teams we work with as consultants and those we teach in the classroom, increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age is apparent. Over recent decades the rightful endeavor to achieve a more representative workforce has had an impact. Of course, there is a ways to go, …

Management
The Workplace

How Middle Managers Provide Leadership Everyday

Let’s set aside the boring debate about managers vs. leaders for a moment and take a look at daily life for most managers in organizations. The …

Leadership

8 Essentials for Becoming a Manager Who Motivates

I have a simple rule: manage people the way I would want to be managed.<p><i>In your experience as a manager, what practices have helped you to motivate and influence your team to be productive and fulfilled employees? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

Self-improvement

Quarterly 1-1s Are a Waste of Time

In this world of rapid change, quarterly meetings aren't enough.<p>Think back over the last 90 days, and ask yourself these questions:<p>What were the highs and lows for you?<br>• What worked, and what didn’t work?<br>• Are you sure you have a complete list before you have your quarterly 1-1 conversation?<br>• And more …

Management

How to Push Your Team to Take Risks and Experiment

Most managers I know want their employees to be curious and experimental, to take the initiative and develop new products and solutions. But, as it turns out, managers also like to micromanage and control outcomes through safe, predictable processes. As a result, managers end up stifling the very …

Management

How to Retain Employees Through 'Servant' Leadership

No, "servant" leaders aren't slaves to their employers, or even pushovers. They just aren't authoritarians who boss employees around.<p>The term “servant leadership” was coined nearly 50 years ago in an essay written by Robert K. Greenleaf; and since then, the business world has slowly but surely …

Leadership