Want To Be Liked As a Leader? Be Effective

Want To Be Liked As a Leader? Be Effective

This article was originally published on RocketHub.

As people move from individual contributor into management roles, one of the concerns that come up is how to remain liked by the team. You don’t want to do a poor job and be thought less of, you don’t want to damage morale, and you may be uncertain about how to relate as an authority figure to those you worked alongside. I wanted to share an account of how one of my clients successfully navigated such a transition.

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Handling Conflict On Your Team

Handling Conflict On Your Team

This article was originally published on WomenOnBusiness.

It is inevitable that discord among team members will arise from time to time, and stepping in to tackle and resolve conflict ranks pretty low on most managers’ list of enjoyable activities. But left unaddressed, conflicts tend to worsen. Rather than hiding or throwing your hands up in the hair, here are some ideas for managing the issue head-on.

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Reboot Your Work Relationships

Reboot Your Work Relationships

This article was originally published on WomenOnBusiness.  

Work relationships often settle into routines. We develop dynamics with people and reinforce them over time. As a leader, it is up to you to repair your own dysfunctional relationships and coach others on the team do the same with each other. You can stop reinforcing unhealthy interactions, pave over the ruts, and start fresh.

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Dealing With Underperformers

Dealing With Underperformers

This article was originally published on Women 2.0.

Dealing with underperformers is one of the more challenging aspects of being a manager. Approaching an employee to discuss their shortfalls and coming up with a plan of action is often something we dread and even the most well-intentioned manager may avoid doing this part of their job. But letting underperformers coast not only affects productivity, it’s demoralizing for the rest of the organization.

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