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How Much is Too Much When it Comes to Sharing Information with Employees?
by Joan Lloyd


Company A has a "need to know" culture. The leaders like to keep things close to the vest. "Why should we share the strategic plan?" they argue. "Employees aren't going to understand it, or care, anyway." They also don't take the time to hold company meetings, share sales or financial data, or let the employees know how the company is doing in the marketplace. Their style is paternal: leaders know better—so we'll tell you what to do.

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How to Really Listen to Your Employees
by Ian Cook


When you have a tough conversation with employees, do you want your staff to feel free to come to you with a problem that requires your help? And when they do, do you want to be clear on what the problem is? Do you want to save time by getting it right the first time? And do you want to communicate that you care?

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