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Dear Workforce How Do I Become an Influential Leader

September 7, 2011
I have good experience doing technical work, but I am finding it difficult to get my subordinates to follow my technique and style. I see this with others in my position. I believe it is because our senior management does not provide continuous training for managers. What will help me improve my influence?
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Dear Workforce Quelling Anxiety About Job Evaluations

September 7, 2011
We are implementing a project to evaluate jobs. Naturally, people are nervous. Many think the company is trying to find out who is underpaid or overpaid. (That’s not the case; this is simply a long-overdue project.) But people remain skeptical. How can we convince them the evaluation is not being done in preparation for cutting jobs?
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Dear Workforce Our New Career-Mentoring Programs Are Falling Flat. How Do We Salvage Them Before Its Too Late

September 7, 2011
We have developed several workforce programs and manager tool kits, such as “career planning” and “mentoring.” These programs were developed in response to a directive from our CEO. Yet, although our business executives seem pleased that we have these programs, I'm struggling to get their ongoing support as we try to implement them. (These programs need the support of the business leaders—they can't be HR initiatives.) How am I to overcome this and build enthusiasm so our efforts won't be in vain?
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