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7 Books to Help New Managers Develop Effective Leadership Skills

7 Books to Help New Managers Develop Effective Leadership Skills

Your leadership team is one of the most important assets your company has. Leaders motivate, train, drive change and make the important decisions you can’t make. In its Project Oxygen study, Google identified eight top qualities needed to be a successful team lead. Surprisingly, technical skills came in last place.

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What Does Employee Experience Really Mean?

What Does Employee Experience Really Mean?

“Employee experience” is the latest buzzword that has gained recognition from the likes of Deloitte, Forbes, PwC and leading companies like Airbnb — and for good reason. A study by IBM and Globoforce  (pdf) linked positive employee experiences to higher work performance, higher discretionary effort and lower turnover.

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Constructive Feedback Tips From a Former F-16 Pilot

Constructive Feedback Tips From a Former F-16 Pilot

Everyone knows feedback is essential to creating a top team. But many people, managers and employees alike, avoid feedback at all costs. Fear of feedback  is common, because criticism, even constructive criticism, has the tendency to put people on the defensive.

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The Manager’s Guide to Transparency in the Workplace

The Manager’s Guide to Transparency in the Workplace

Valuing transparency in an organization is nothing new, but thanks to a radical restructuring of the work environment, the nature of the modern workplace has transformed. According to talent management company ClearCompany, companies where employees praise the high levels of trust and transparency in their workplace are most likely to

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