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How Should Project Teams Pick Their Leaders?

September 16, 2015

We are launching several project teams that will be led by employees. Should we appoint a leader for each project team or would it be wiser to let each team "elect" its own leader?

—People Power, project manager, research and development, Gaithersburg, Maryland

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What Does It Mean to Be an Expat Manager in the U.S.?

September 16, 2015

What does it mean to be an expat manager, particularly those from Asia, who is responsible for managing a team in the U.S.? Which challenges should we watch out for? How should our organizations prepare expat managers?

—Putting the 'Multi' in Multicultural, training adviser, software/services, Edison, New Jersey

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How Do We Develop Retail Leaders?

August 18, 2015

What are the current trends for developing leaders in the retail industry? Because the industry no longer relies only on bricks-and-mortar stores, is recruiting/preparing leaders different than it was in the past?

—Keeping Up With the Times, trainer, retail, Naperville, Illinois

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Can We Measure the ‘Talent to Lead’?

June 30, 2015

Is ‘talent to lead’ something we could quantifiably measure? And if so, how? We've read Gallup reports that only 1 in 10 people possess the quality to lead. Yikes.

Looking for Leaders, HR consultant, technology services, Salt Lake City

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How Can Leaders Be Assertive Without Being Abrupt?

January 22, 2015

How do we teach our leaders to be assertive decision-makers with their people without coming across as abrupt? It's a fine line to walk and we want to put in place some training and/or guidelines as a primer.

—High-Wire Act, manager, health care, Middletown, Connecticut

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Legal Poisons at Work

May 27, 2014

The subtle way intent is communicated through behaviors like tone of voice, eye contact, facial expressions and body language, can diminish the productivity of others.

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How Do We Develop a New Generation?

February 11, 2014

Our company soon must replace a number of senior-level boomers nearing retirement. How do we develop younger high potentials to take over as senior executives? Does it take a different approach than we used in years past?

— Our Future Is Our Past, senior organizational development officer, financial services, Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Is Management Style Crucial to Leadership?

January 7, 2014

How does management style affect someone’s ability to lead? We’re wondering if we should promote people with certain styles of leadership (autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire).

 —Always in Style, office coordinator, government, Washington, D.C.

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