How NOT to run a meeting – let my pain be your gain

When I first became a manager, the thing I dreaded the most was running the weekly team meeting. Cue copious eye rolling, blank stares and sideways smirks, constant phone checking and deathly silence. All the while, I perched anxiously at the head of the table. Not yet comfortable in my new manager skin – I…

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The Stalemate Antidote

Dealing with conflict is a necessary part of leadership. In fact, conflict in the workplace is not only unavoidable, it’s healthy. Differing opinions and divergent thinking is a GOOD thing.  Without conflict, you have groupthink, you repress innovation, and you discourage learning, none of which are ideal for a productive work environment. Effective leaders know…

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