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How were they to know she wanted the job? Beth Comstock pictured.

A former GE exec who trained new managers found that almost all of them were making the same mistake

Beth Comstock, a former General Electric executive, noticed that most of the new managers in her seminar were waiting for permission to try something new and innovative. So Comstock would hand out "permission slips" that authorized people to take risks at their job.
Who are you and what do you aspire to?

A Marine Corps veteran who teaches people to be mentally strong says the biggest killer of success is a daily choice people make

A surefire way to sabotage your success is to act inconsistently, says Marine Corps veteran Andrew Wittman. That's true whether you're trying to be a better parent or a more effective manager.
David Siegel.

As CEO, I let the whole company see the same charts, graphs, and data as the execs, and I’m convinced that’s the key to success

As CEO, David Siegel realized that smart decisions are made based on data, and that the greatest reason for disagreement in organizations is asymmetrical access to reports. So he instituted three steps to make sure employees had access to data detailing progress across the company
Think before you speak.

14 things people think are fine to say at work — but are actually racist, sexist, or offensive

Microaggressions and unconscious bias are everywhere — especially in the workplace. To avoid a toxic workplace culture, it's important to know which phrases and actions can make employees from different backgrounds or identities feel uncomfortable and targeted.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos says he complains to his staff if he goes a week without a brainstorming session, and is always working ‘two or three years into the ...

In an interview with Forbes magazine, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos described how he always works and thinks in the long-term at the company, and as a result he rarely gets "pulled into the today."
Don't expect to be respected immediately.

It can be hard for a new boss to earn respect — but experts say there are psychological tricks to speed things up

A new boss won't automatically be respected among their team. Instead, experts say they have to show they can be trusted, and figure out what makes people excel in that particular organization.
Elon Musk doesn't seem to delegate.

Elon Musk says he works 120 hours a week and isn’t searching for new execs, and it looks like he’s falling into a common management trap

Elon Musk holds myriad roles at Tesla and SpaceX. Despite having the most "excruciating" year of his life professionally, he doesn't plan to step away from any of these roles. That points to a classic issue with many entrepreneurs: the inability to delegate.
The "monkey" shouldn't be on the boss' back.

A classic piece of advice on being a good boss is just as useful today as it was when it was originally published in 1974

An effective boss lets employees solve problems on their own, according to a classic article in The Harvard Business Review. The boss doesn't singlehandedly take on all the employees' issues at once.
Everyone's watching you.

Even the smartest bosses are prone to a management mistake that makes everyone’s job harder

A boss can be completely unaware that employees are watching them for approval or disapproval, and that their suggestions are perceived as immediate orders, say executive coaches.