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How Do We Teach New Supervisors That It's OK to Be Assertive?

February 15, 2012
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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The Last Word: Daughterly Advice

January 20, 2012
Imagine my delight when I found out over the holidays that my daughter was promoted into management. Like any good father, dear old Dad was more than happy to impart his years of experience from the managerial front lines.
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We Are Penn State

November 16, 2011
What's striking about the Penn State catastrophe is that so many leaders appeared to have failed to take responsibility for stopping awful acts happening in their own “workplace” and community.
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How Do We Get Managers to Loosen Control Over Employees?

October 4, 2011
Rather than enabling our employees to innovate, our management tends to stand in their way. They would rather exert tight-fisted control over employees. This makes for a work environment that isn't conducive for strategic innovation; we are unable to keep enthusiastic and talented people. How could I persuade management to drop its hierarchical approach so that employees are encouraged to initiate projects that help the company?
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