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DAVE CONRAD

Columnist Dave Conrad says getting the whole team involved brings forth questions that no one person can think up all alone.
Columnist Dave Conrad says being a middle manager takes a unique set of skills, and those skills don't necessarily come from being a good worker.
Columnist Dave Conrad says when the boss is dishonest, it can create a culture of lies.
Transactional, transformational or transcendent — which kind of leader will you be, or follow?

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Columnist Dave Conrad says great ideas can come from anywhere, so companies need to recognize the inputs of women.
Columnist Dave Conrad says speed is important, but not when effectiveness is sacrificed.
You need to take care of you. Beware of companies with leaders that don’t really care about the well-being of their employees and use a “chew them up, spit them out” mentality.
I believe Groupthink is one of the surest ways to stifle creativity. It is vital that you help your team steer clear of this trap and keep fresh ideas alive. It’s crucial that everyone knows it’s OK, and even encouraged, to challenge the status quo.
Columnist Dave Conrad says good culture is good for business.
It can make work much more fulfilling and can possibly take you to employment opportunities down the line.

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Business is competitive and you can’t let bad writing keep you from inspiring your customers to buy, or encourage and motivate your employees to work harder, or simply write memos and letters to fellow managers and your team.
You are entitled to perform your work without sexist treatment, and there are good companies that will allow you to do so.
It takes time, energy, and emotional empathy to lead.

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