micromanager

How to Stop a Micromanaging Boss

If you haven’t worked for a micromanager, you’ve heard about them. Employees buzz about these bosses over lunch, complain about them around...

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Using Clear and Concise Communication

4 Ways Leaders Make Their Communication Clear

As a leader, you’ve probably asked your team dozens of times, “Do you understand?” But I’ll wager you’ve rarely have had anyone respond,...

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Creating a Stellar Elevator Speech

Why the Elevator Speech Is Dead—And What to Do Instead

Ten years ago, clients asked me to help their sales teams to perfect their elevator speech. Not anymore. It’s dead. Nobody has time to listen...

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Speaking and Presenting Techniques

Are You Telling a Story––or an Anecdote?

No, it’s not just you. You’re not just imagining that half the blogs and books you’ve read in the last few years have urged you to learn...

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Improving Team Communication

12 Communication Habits to Become Better Team Leader

Let’s face it: Most professionals don’t have the gumption to point out to their boss habits that are killing morale, draining productivity, and...

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Common Grammar Mistakes

10 Grammar Mistakes That Drive Your Friends Nuts

I recently posted this note on my Facebook page: He: "I'll try and call before the weekend." Me: (thinking) "He'll try TO call before the...

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