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How To Debate Ideas Productively In Meetings

How To Debate Ideas Productively In Meetings

A recent article in the British Medical Journal1 drew attention to the importance of protecting and promoting open disagreement among diverse experts to improve the quality of advice given to political leaders in a crisis.  Although we may not be managing a crisis, theirs and other research suggests that adversarial argument helps diverse groups do a better job of evaluating arguments both for and against given propositions.  This results in better problem solving and decision making.
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Ten Ways to Develop Your Team Members  – For Free!

Ten Ways to Develop Your Team Members – For Free!

Here are ten ways to develop your team members that don’t cost anything.

When thinking about what your team members need to develop, don’t automatically assume that this means they need to go on a management training course – it doesn’t.  There are many things that you can do to develop your team members ‘on the job’ with coaching and mentoring support from you or other people.

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How to Conduct Performance Reviews Remotely

How to Conduct Performance Reviews Remotely

Even in the best of times, performance and development reviews to aid with management development (sometimes called PERs, PDRs or appraisals) can be tense, stressful and anxiety-inducing.   Now, amidst a global pandemic, performance reviews present an even greater challenge, particularly for those in your team who work remotely.  It is likely that they will be wrestling with the complications associated with working from home as well as the pressures of preparing for their review.

So how can you help make sure that the conversation is a productive one for both of you?  Here are some tips that will help ensure sure that both you and your team members get the most from your remote reviews.

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