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Communication Briefings

No one wants to believe they are one, but if you exhibit these six signs, you are probably a micromanager.

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During high-stakes conversations, such as when you’re asking for a promotion or closing a big deal, your nerves can lay waste to your charisma and poise. Follow these tips to communicate confidently even when you are totally intimidated.

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Dr. Jia Wang, associate professor of human resource development at Texas A&M University, calls workplace incivility a full-blown epidemic. What can you do to rein in incivility and foster a culture of respect and politeness?

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When you’re inundated with job applicants, follow this process to quickly pare down all those résumés to the best candidates for the job.

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The next couple of months are notorious for being stress-filled, as a combination of the holidays and typical end-of-the-year business is often too much for people. You need to be at your very best, so look for these signs that you’re starting to burn out.

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Group emails can get away from you. People chime in, add information and responses, and it all becomes pretty convoluted. If you find yourself caught up in a confusing email chain, do this.

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You can’t mediate every conflict between employees. You need employees who can manage conflict themselves, so during interviews, ask these questions to determine if job candidates are equipped to do so.

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Sharing eye-catching images on social media is a proven way to engage followers, so use them freely across your platforms. Just make sure you follow these rules when you do.

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Suggest a team-building exercise and employees may groan. However, here are two activities that even your most cynical employees will find valuable.

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While you may want to wait as long as possible before you break bad news to your team, you’ll reduce resistance and increase support for the change if you announce it early.

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What should you do when you just don’t know what to do? Even the strongest, most decisive people will face a problem that leaves them at a loss for how to move forward. Executive leadership coach Lolly Daskal recommends the following.

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The most successful marketing messages have the following characteristics.

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It’s downright annoying when people don’t respond to requests in a timely fashion. Make sure that you aren’t disrespecting people’s time by following these tips.

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Conducting difficult conversations is never fun. However, leadership expert Kevin Eikenberry says you can make them less unbearable—and ensure a better outcome—if you ask yourself these questions beforehand.

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Cy Wakeman says that ego-driven behaviors are one of the biggest causes of drama. So how can you keep your own big ego from causing drama at work?

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Your employees are your greatest asset, so find ways to recognize them and show your appreciation for them all year long. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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To succeed, you need employees to buy in to your goals and commit to putting in the effort to hit them. The last thing you want to do is alienate them by committing these leadership sins.

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When you’re faced with a serious problem that you have no idea how to solve, you should reach out to your boss. Just make sure you follow this advice so that you get the help you need without looking incompetent.

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At the heart of every productive conversation, there are two roles: storyteller and listener(s). While the storyteller’s role is important, the listener’s role is critical to the successful outcome of the conversation.

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Throughout the course of the day, you will make 35,000 decisions. The most important decisions, and the ones that will lead to your success, are as follows.

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