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Promoted Over Friends

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Karen,

 

I have been promoted to manager and now supervise my former coworkers. Do you have any tips to make this transition go smoothly?

 

Christine, PA

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Fire the Bottom 10%?

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Karen,

 

Our new executive director just instituted a policy that requires me to fire the bottom 10% of my staff each year. While I do currently have one staff member who is underperforming, I have difficulty working this way. What should I do?

 

Dan, IL

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What does Authentic Empowerment Mean? Part 2

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Note: This is part 2 in my response to Pat.

 

Karen,

 

In a previous newsletter you mentioned authentic empowerment. What does this mean?

 

Pat, PA

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What does Authentic Empowerment Mean?

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Karen,

 

In a previous newsletter you mentioned authentic empowerment. What does this mean?

 

Pat, PA

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How to Improve Team Communication

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Karen,

I have a team who resists communicating with me…until they reach the 11th hour crisis. What is your advice for increasing the communication and avoiding the crisis?

Steph, PA

 

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Emailed Development Plan?

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Karen,

 

This year my boss emailed me my individual development plan rather than handing it to me personally. Should I feel ‘less special’?

 

Dan, PA

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What are KSAs? And why should I care?

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Hi Karen:

 

We are in the process of restructuring and writing new job descriptions. Would you be able to provide any guidance in this area?  Especially regarding core competencies?  Thank you.

 

Linda, PA

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