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Game pieces with one leader in the front Advice for New Leaders

One of the more challenging tasks for a new leader is joining a new organization. There is an interesting balance that must be struck in making it clear that there’s a new sheriff in town without being disrespectful or dismissive of your predecessor and the organization they established. Here's how to get it right.

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Payson Hall
Woman sitting in a job interview What Else Should I Be Asking You, and Other Job Interview Questions

It can be tricky to know just what you should be asking a candidate during a job interview, even if you know about the position and its requirements. Try making a list of potential questions, allowing enough flexibility to choose in the moment and as the candidate’s responses warrant. Here's what should be on it.

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Naomi Karten
A remote employee's laptop open at a coffee shop 8 Mistakes Managers Make when Working with Remote Teams

When managing a remote team, usual practices apply, but there are some additional considerations you should think about. You need to be sure not to make any blunders that would affect the productivity and happiness of your staff. Here are eight common mistakes managers of remote teams make that you should try to avoid.

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Antony Garlton
Jeff Payne Maintaining Technical Excellence: A Slack Takeover with Jeff Payne

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub for a day to answer questions and engage in conversations. Jeff Payne, the CEO and founder of Coveros, hosted this Slack takeover, discussing agile transformation, automating documentation, and how leaders can maintain technical excellence.

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Owen Gotimer
"Don't walk" sign saying to stop Don’t Fall Victim to the Fundamental Attribution Error

Before jumping to a conclusion about a particular situation, try to see circumstances from the other person’s perspective. Consider possible explanations for the person’s behavior that are based on the situation, not the person’s character. Work runs more smoothly when you assume actions have a good and logical reason.

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Naomi Karten
Quarterback about to throw a football Drafting the Right Software Professional for Your Fantasy Team

Teams are systems made up of individuals with different strengths and weaknesses. When people are cooperating on a team—whether in software development or football—sometimes those strengths and weaknesses can be complementary, and other times they can be out of alignment. Be sure to draft the player your team needs.

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Payson Hall
A manager and employee having a one-on-one meeting Alleviate Employees’ Stress through One-on-Ones

Simply having one-on-ones because they’re expected is not enough to realize their potential. To make one-on-ones effective, as the manager, you’ve got to be available, prepared, and engaged. It has to be more than a one-way status update. Here's how to use these meetings to promote trust, growth, and creativity.

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Jason Wick
Beware the Bad Apple: 3 Types to Watch for on a Team

We all know some obvious personality types that can be less than ideal to work with. However, there are other personality traits you may want to beware of as well. Although these characteristics may seem perfectly harmless on the surface, in excess they can be just as dangerous to a project as the more glaring types.

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Richard Estra