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April 2012

8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

1. Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield. Average bosses see business as a conflict between companies, departments and groups. Extraordinary bosses see business as a symbiosis where the most diverse firm is most likely to survive and thrive. They naturally create teams that adapt easily to new markets and …

4 Questions to ask Employees

1. How do you make a difference? testing for alignment on the company’s direction. 2. What improvement idea are you working on? emphasizing continuous improvement. 3. When did you last get coaching from your boss? emphasizing the importance of employee development. 4. Who is the enemy? emphasizing the importance of no …

DISC Assessment

Dominance People who score high in the intensity of the “D” styles factor are very active in dealing with problems and challenges, while low “D” scores are people who want to do more research before committing to a decision. High “D” people are described as demanding, forceful, egocentric, strong willed, …

Salary Negotiating

Negotiating a salary can be an uncomfortable process. You want to get what you’re worth but you also don’t want to offend or scare off your future employer. This situation is only more complicated in a tough job market. When offers are few and job seekers are plenty, you might …

How Larry Page Changed Meetings At Google

Every meeting must have one clear decision maker. If there’s no decision maker — or no decision to be made — the meeting shouldn’t happen. No more than 10 people should attend. Every person should give input, otherwise they shouldn’t be there. No decision should ever wait for a meeting. …

The 5 Qualities of Remarkable Bosses

1. Develop every employee Sure, you can put your primary focus on reaching targets, achieving results, and accomplishing concrete goals—but do that and you put your leadership cart before your achievement horse. Without great employees, no amount of focus on goals and targets will ever pay off. Employees can only …