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Are You Caught in Friendly Fire?

Friendly fire happens in business too. Someone on your team throws you under the bus. Someone on your team undermines you. Someone you trusted stole from you. Someone you partnered with is lying about you. Someone who reports to you just took advantage of your relationship.

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Feedback: Getting Employees to Listen

Doling out criticism, even when it's "constructive," is no treat. Here's how to present feedback effectively, so employees are receptive to change.

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Team Builders That Won't Make Your Team Cringe

Tired of eye rolls and heavy sighs when you mention "team builders"? Maybe you just need some better ideas. These activities promote collaboration, idea sharing, group problem solving and better team performance - without making employees cringe.

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Are You an Evenhanded Manager? 4 Characteristics of Fairness.

Three basic factors contribute to a perception of fairness: an even distribution of rewards; consistency; and interaction with your workers. Each of these factors splits out into numerous characteristics that could, all by themselves, provide fodder for a whole book. Due to space limitations, I've funneled them down to the following four.

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10 Tips for Maximizing Temp Worker Productivity

Temporary workers can help their companies achieve their goals, but only if they are productive.  Use these tips to get temps ramped up as quickly as possible and get the best return on your staffing investment.  

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