Dean Hallett

middle management tools
Middle Management Tools To Jump-Start Your Remote Team
While the fundamentals of leadership have not changed during this unprecedented period of remote working, we propose that all managers consider giving extra attention to their communication skills and relationships. This can bridge any distance, perceived or real, that has...
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how to develop middle managers
How To Develop Middle Managers (When Everyone Works From Home)
Now during this time of crisis and upheaval, companies need great leadership operating at every level of the organization more than ever - particularly in the ranks of their middle management layers. Therefore, we should be inquiring about how to...
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Feedback in the Workplace: A Crucial Management Skill
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In one cohort of leadership trainees, we had one young woman who was a really smart, great contributor. She felt that she had a lot more life experience than some of the people in the program. So while she was...
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new manager training
New Manager Training: 3 Guidelines For The Best ROI
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We advocate for new manager training because we feel very strongly that the best time to develop someone into a high performance leader is right after they’ve been promoted into the ranks of management. At this stage, management and leadership...
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effective management seminar
The Effective Management Seminar: Be 1% Open
Just what, exactly, makes for an effective management seminar? What do you look for, and what should be the goal of such a seminar? What should such an event prioritize, or highlight? Many such seminars are only one or two...
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Overcoming Conflict At Work: A Case Study In Rising Above Personal Differences
At the end of the Accelerated Leadership Programs, we do project presentations and they're usually groups of four or five people. There was one group on one project that for some reason was having extreme difficulties with each other. There...
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mid-level management challenges
When Confronting Mid-Level Management Challenges… Begin With Awareness
“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”  - Abraham Maslow There are many challenges that mid level managers face - often related to the reality that many of them are promoted into roles...
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how to run an effective meeting
How To Run An Effective Meeting (hint: it’s in the framing)
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Before we discuss how to run and effective meeting, we'll begin with the famous Taipei 101 tower. From its opening in 2004 until the completion of a taller structure in Dubai in 2010, held the honor of being the tallest...
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vulnerability in leadership
Vulnerability in Leadership: A Powerful Ingredient For Success
Some years ago, there was a young man participating in an Accelerated Leadership Program (ALP) cohort at Fox. This individual had a large presence, and wasn’t afraid to speak his mind during group discussions. His manner of communicating, however, led...
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middle management vs leadership
Middle Management vs Leadership: an Alternative to the Old Stereotype
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There’s an old stereotype about a tense (and imaginary) working truce that exists in a hypothetical middle management vs leadership standoff, and it goes something like this: senior leadership, engaged with high strategy and abstract models, mandates implementation of the...
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