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Signs You've Got A Problem Direct-Report

Brandon Smith - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 9:54am

I’m sure this will come as no surprise, but I hear a lot of stuff. I guess it comes with the profession. Joys, frustrations, worries, opinions, rants, you name it and I’ve probably heard it. When the person across from...

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3 Ways To Stop A Sabotaging Direct Report

Brandon Smith - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6:45am

If you’ve ever had the unfortunate task of managing a saboteur, you know how tricky and dangerous it can be. “But wait, Brandon,” you say. “What do you mean by ‘saboteur?’ I thought saboteurs cut wires, plant bombs and...

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How To Fix An Incompetent Direct-Report

Brandon Smith - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 3:01am

Dave was a small business owner. His business, like many, had been hit hard by the recession. Doing business the way it had been done before just wasn’t going to work anymore. He needed to change his business model,...

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