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    High EQ, Organized, Great Communicators, Patient, Clear in Giving Feedback, Understand the bigger goals

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    Not listening to your team and evolving your culture to both ensure team happiness and business results.

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19 answers • Leadership

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    They don't stay focused on you.

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45 answers • Leadership

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    If you’ve tried coaching them, talking, explaining how things need to change and they can’t or won’t make the needed changes after multiple chances.

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21 answers • Leadership

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    Have a frank discussion about the awkwardness of the situation! Also, it's OK to have close relationships with coworkers, without it being weird or seeming to play favorites, as long as you're treating others the same way. "Do I have a best friend at work?" is important, in the book "12 Elements of Great Managers"! Boundaries in any relationship are very important to define, and they can change, too.

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9 answers • Leadership

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    N/A. Positive messages usually comes from other people I help daily.

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13 answers • Leadership

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    You can't

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11 answers • Leadership

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    It is helpful that a manager knows your job functions if they are to tell you how to do your job. There are basic things that a manager can do without knowing every detail of your work, but there are many things that can't be decided if the person making the decisions has no idea how things actually work or need to be done.

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13 answers • Leadership

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    Depends on who they are and who they are pals with, here it is either they can do (nothing at all, or have others do & cover their jobs) and say whatever they want (racist, bigoted, sexist,) and we are to lie, defend, deny & protect them at all costs. Others who are not chosen by the higher-ups are yelled, cussed at for the most minor indiscretion or not getting things done quick enough & their jobs threatened or told if they can't do their jobs they should just quit.

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16 answers • Leadership

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    Be clear, be direct. Don't try to understate mistakes or problems. People deserve honesty and clarity. When you're honest with each other, you can find solutions. Sometimes that solution is them finding a new job, sometimes its making adjustments as a manager, and anything in between.

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44 answers • Leadership

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    Stand up I think is the wrong approach. I think engaging in a conversation about ideas for alternative approaches is good. create a dialogue. If you only come with problems and no solutions that is a bad position to be in. IF an employee disagrees they should prepare fact based information on how an approach could be different and outline the additional benefits of changing a procedure. Some factors in current policy are not always apparent. There could be legal, funding, or business relationship reasons that a less than optimal approach has been taken. That information may not always be available to everyone in the company.

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14 answers • Leadership

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    I am not sure that being included in the company culture is something remote workers want. They may enjoy being separated from it. It may be why they chose remote work in the first place. To separate from politics, attitudes and sometimes non-constructive culture of some employments places. I think company culture can be poisonous sometimes. I think remote workers benefit from positive culture in remote work and are insulated from from bad culture in remote work.

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8 answers • Leadership

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    Giving suggestions, maybe you should do this, maybe you should try that. Constantly checking up on you.

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54 answers • Leadership

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    Are they kicking butt or just want more money? It totally depends on why they are asking, and most importantly, what kind of employee they are. They have been times that I have worked multiple jobs because I wanted more money and no company is required to give someone more money just because they warm a chair.

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49 answers • Leadership

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    Cancel the meeting.

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7 answers • Leadership

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    Yes.

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9 answers • Leadership

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    No.

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14 answers • Leadership

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    Be a leader, not a boss. Set the example you wish to see from your crew.

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37 answers • Leadership

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    Change your schedule I when your boss isn't working, that way when you do a great job everyone will know that you did it

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15 answers • Leadership

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    poor leadership

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22 answers • Leadership

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    Don't have remote workers?

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11 answers • Leadership

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    You will not notice a difference, but your employees will be much happier. Shorter Mondays (ie. afternoons only) are another one.

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22 answers • Leadership

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    A toxic boss don’t deserve you. Vote with your feet. The economy is excellent so why put up with nonsense?

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24 answers • Leadership

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    Communicate to each of them the conflict in direction and ask them to prioritize.

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14 answers • Leadership

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    Anger in and of itself is not bad—anger can happen at work when something we value is threatened. We must express that anger in a way that doesn't negatively affect those around us. Yelling at a coworker as a way to express anger is unacceptable.

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20 answers • Leadership

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    It depends on what is meant by "bad" and what is meant by "prove".

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24 answers • Leadership

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    you probably cannot you may tell them they are one of your best employes and will try to get them a raise in near future

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50 answers • Leadership

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    Time. Some people will do their best when first hired and eventually the quality of their work goes downhill. Seen it happen the same day or months down the road.

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18 answers • Leadership

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    Apologize publicly and privately to the employee. Blowing up at an employee is never an appropriate action. The boss should also take some time to personally reflect on how he/she might have handled the situation differently for a more positive outcome.

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17 answers • Leadership

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    They will be bored and underpaid (relatively to the job they could have had) and will leave as soon as a better opportunity comes along.

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25 answers • Leadership

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    Some do, most don't.

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13 answers • Leadership

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    When the request violates any work policy, law, or ethical guideline.

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11 answers • Leadership

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    Can you make a Management decision in the absence of your manager? Can you communicate effectively with other employees? Can you handle a stressful event and manage successfully through it?

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14 answers • Leadership

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    Negatively speaking of current direction. Not communicating with subordinates and telling subordinates how/what to do and not do the same while performing your job duties, practice what you preach.

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10 answers • Leadership

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    Know the job/work being performed. Allow them to be part of problem solving while making sure the manager has final decision. There is always more than one way to successfully solve problems.

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18 answers • Leadership