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10 timeless time management techniques
About.com
It’s impossible to "manage" time. There are 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute. You can't slow it down or speed it up. However, we can control where we spend our time and take actions to reduce or eliminate time wasters. Here are 10 timeless ways to take control of your day and stop wasting time.
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3 things effective leaders know about being likable
Fast Company
Many leaders already know that commanding the respect of their team members can be a tricky business. If they're either too feared on one hand or too well liked on the other, they risk losing their effectiveness. One reason why striking that balance is so hard is because it cuts against the social etiquette we've learned since childhood.
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10 tips to be a better boss
Inc.
It takes more than one person to make a company successful — great businesses thrive because of outstanding teamwork. And it might be easy to bring a group of people together, but creating a cooperative and cohesive team of people, one that's working toward a common goal, isn't so simple. It takes good leadership to help them be effective.
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5 levels of communication
Ed Batista Executive Coaching Change Management
One of the most useful and flexible models of human interaction is Richard Francisco's "Five Levels of Communication." Francisco essentially asks, "In what ways do we communicate?" and then answers that question by mapping out a series of "levels" that represent increasing degrees of difficulty, risk and potential learning in our interactions.
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Deliver feedback that sticks
Harvard Business Review
The secret of effective feedback is making it feel like the message is coming from an ally, not an adversary. If you're stressed and anxious when delivering feedback, it will translate into poor communication (often abruptness or rambling), which will make it hard for the recipient to hear, understand and apply the value of the information you're delivering.
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4 steps to innovation evey leader needs to follow
Entrepreneur
Innovation and leadership go hand in hand. Without innovation, an organization will stagnate and without strong leadership innovation withers. This linkage is deftly made in the following quote attributed to Steve Jobs: "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
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