Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

Guidance — praise and criticism — is the key to being a good boss and building a great team. This interactive session from Goal Summit 2016 will help you understand why feedback is so hard, and how you can get better at giving it, getting it and encouraging it on your team. Presented by author and advisor to Twitter and Dropbox, Kim Malone Scott.

Watch 22 minute talk by Kim Scott, Co-Founder at Candor, Ex-Googler, published by FreshBooks University

Avoid Disastrous Decisions With These Four Meeting Practices

If teams practice and are used to top-down communication and way of handling decisions on a day-to-day basis, these patterns will likely become the trained muscle memory for the group and the muscles for speaking up, dissenting, and taking initiative will atrophy. Leaders can follow four meeting practices that will help bring organizational muscles that include the employee’s diverse eyes, ears and voices in shape.

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Written by David Marquet, published on Forbes

How To Address Conflict In The Workplace

Sometimes it seems like working in a group is synonymous with conflict. If there’s a notable issue between colleagues, chances are tensions have been mounting for some time. To avoid damaging the team’s ability to work well together, it’s important to address the possibility of conflict directly before it comes to a head. While dealing with conflict is unpleasant for most, five exercises described in this article can help improve a team’s conflict management skills.

http://futureofwork.nobl.io/future-of-work/how-to-address-conflict-in-the-workplace

Article by NOBL Collective

Communication Skills Every Manager Should Master

Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, keeping up effective communication within your team is an absolute must. Being a great communicator is important, not only for coaching and giving clear guidelines, but also for building trust and employee engagement. Gallup found that the most highly engaged employees communicate with their managers on a daily basis.

http://blog.impraise.com/360-feedback/the-simple-formula-for-productive-team-communication-360-feedback

Article by Impraise