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Your boss hands you an article on how to improve your management skills with lots of items circled:

“I got the article you sent me. I’d very much like your thoughts on how I can improve my management skills. When can we meet to discuss this?”

Your employee keeps talking about his vacation plans but fails to update you on the status of his work:

“I realize you’re excited about your vacation. But it’ll be tough on us without you here. It would really help if you could write me a memo on the status of your projects. Be sure to include what needs to be covered while you’re away and who might be available to cover for you.”

The CEO’s teenage son or daughter asks you at a company picnic, “What do you really think of my dad?”

“I don’t know him that well socially, but this company would not be where it is without him. I admire his brains and his commitment to excellence.”

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