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5 Tips for Growing Tech Managers

According to the article, some inherent reasons tech companies fail to develop effective leaders include the speed of the industry’s growth along with the talent it draws, e.g. young techies with backgrounds in science and engineering. Despite the obstacles, the savvy tech company can build effective management teams. Continue reading

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Bridging Strategy and Execution

By Marla Rosner, Principal, InstillLeadership “We spent a week off-site to formulate our strategic plan, and six months later, nobody’s using it!” Execution Pollution Whether you spent a week away with your management team or several sessions behind closed doors … Continue reading

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Facilitators and Trainers Note: Confessions of Reluctant Participants

Though I’ve been facilitating problem-solving, strategy and training sessions for 20 years I’m still periodically baffled when I encounter certain reluctant participants…Were these adults scarred by nasty elementary school teachers? Stunted by punitive parents at the dinner table? Or do they just have a propensity toward introversion or shyness? Continue reading

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Manager Tip: Use Civility in Interviews

Some interviewers seem to delight in the inherent power that comes from being on the side of the desk that does the hiring. I can only urge those who feel “empowered” in this way to recall their own experiences searching for a job and in particular the vulnerability of being a job candidate. Continue reading

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