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Leaders: Manage Job Loss During COVID-19 With Care

Leading in Context

I believe, though, that even when job loss or reduction in work hours is inevitable, there are still things leaders can do to help meet people’s deepest human needs. There is a sense that their options are limited by the constraints of the situation and the business’s current economic challenges.

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10 Questions and Answers for Managers about Praise

Great Leadership By Dan

Praise is one of the most misunderstood, powerful, and underutilized management skills. The following is a reenactment of an actual coaching conversation I had with a manager. Why is it important for managers to praise their employees? As a manager, you have an unlimited supply of it and it doesn’t cost you a dime.


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Project Management: Science? Art? Common Sense?


I recently heard someone saying, “ Project management is just science. ” “Do I agree?” Here is what I think: Project management is both science and art, but it is the art of project management that makes great project managers. Join in the conversation: Do you agree that project management is just science?

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The Choice is Yours: 6 Principles for Leveraging the Power of Choice to Build Trust, Manage Change, and Empower Others

Leading with Trust

I believe the more leaders afford team members the opportunity to exert control by making their own choices, the more success they will have in building trust, managing change efforts, and empowering others. As I mentioned previously, one of our core psychological needs is autonomy. Principles of Choice. – PsycNET (

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Nine Minutes on Monday: The Quick and Easy Way to Go From Manager to Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

Here’s the premise – that if you really want employee engagement, as a leader you need to strategically focus on the universal human needs that drive performance. As good as the title is I’m not sure it does the book justice. It is a [.].

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Crisis Management: The Ultimate Test of a Leader | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

Crisis Management: The Ultimate Test of a Leader. by John • September 12, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Strategy • 4 Comments. How is it possible for three months of crisis management ineptitude to occur in an organization the size of BP with a product as environmentally toxic as oil? In the CEO Afterlife.

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Cut the Strings: Provide Autonomy in Execution

Michael Lee Stallard

#47 Provide Autonomy in Execution –Monitor progress and be available to help your direct reports but refrain from “micro managing” unless they ask for specific help. This meets the human need for autonomy that allows people to experience personal growth. This is the forty-seventh post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.”

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