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SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Would you rather be seen as being a fair leader or a just one?

  • I’d rather be seen as being fair: 44%
  • I’d rather be seen as being just: 56%

Justice Beats Fairness.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

How do you handle someone who’s a “squeaky wheel”?

  • I always meet their needs and answer their questions: 7%
  • I ask them to generate solutions before coming to me: 90%
  • I direct them to go to someone else for help: 2%
  • I refuse to meet with them until they have something for review: 1%

Make them Self-Sufficient.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

How do you deal with “steamrollers” on your team?

  • I coach them to be more sensitive: 68%
  • I leave them alone — they’re getting great results: 9%
  • I change their roles so they have fewer difficult interactions: 20%
  • I send them to a different team: 3%

Slowing down the Steamrollers.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Which is harder: improving a slacker’s performance or getting a high-performer promoted?

  • Getting a slacker to improve is more difficult: 70%
  • Finding a way to get a high-performer promoted is harder: 30%

Slackers Rule.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

How do you invest your time and energy in your team members?

  • I spread it around evenly so it’s fair: 38.53%
  • I invest more heavily in low performers: 15.58%
  • I invest more heavily in high performers: 45.89%

Change Your View of Time Allocation.[…] Continue Reading »