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When should you be bossy?

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Sometimes you figure that barking orders is the only way something will get done. Not so fast. Use this table to decide to what extent you need to boss someone around:

1. Low ability/low willingness: Tell employee what to do

2. Low ability/high willingness: Coach the employee to gain skills

3. High ability/low willingness: Get employee buy-in as participant

4. High ability/high willingness: Delegate to employee

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