I am a new supervisor really struggling with what seems like a simple problem. How do I suggest assertiveness training to other new managers without coming across as demeaning? I want to make it part of annual reviews, but am not sure this is the best approach.
—My Tongue Is Tied, product administrator, services, Seal Beach, California
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What is the secret to curbing chronic churn in our call center?
—Answering the Call, training manager, health and fitness, Florida
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What strategies are effective for ensuring employees remain motivated during the recession (critical since companies are asking them to do more work with fewer resources)?
—Bad Feeling Coming On, software services, California
We have terrific engineers who are highly skilled and highly motivated. When it comes to leadership, however, most do a lousy job making the transition. This is despite the fact that we offer established leadership programs. Is there anything we can do differently?
—Engineering a change, organizational development specialist, manufacturing, North CarolinaRead More
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