My last "manager" had no clue how to conduct meaningful, productive team meetings. He never even had agendas and I had to take over on many occasions due to deafening silence in the room. I was actually shocked that this guy was made a manager with these horrible interpersonal skills. But in the corporate world, incompetent management, many times, flourishes.

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Sincere 1:1 meetings with staff are crucial. I once worked at an international financial firm where it was mandatory but in a very superficial vein. Needless to say, my direct manager was merely going through the motions when we'd meet. It was then a waste of time.

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Alejandro Diaz

Alejandro Diaz

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Alejandro Diaz writes about culture, politics, and the workplace. His new business, D & E Management Solutions, Embraces Humanity at work https://dandems.com