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Team Management - Start Here How to Be a Great Boss!
How do you equip yourself to be a great boss? Imagine how useful it would be to have a "one-stop shop" where you could explore a huge selection of management tools.

Well, step right in! Whether you're a new or experienced manager, you can discover 114 of our top management tools with our bumper article, Team Management - Start Here.

You'll likely play many roles as a manager as you deal with a bewildering array of situations. Your team will also have a range of characters and abilities. You can learn how to turn these diverse personalities into a highly effective team with our articles, Mintzberg's Management Roles and Improving Group Dynamics.

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Team Management - Start Here Team Management - Start Here

Explore 114 tools and resources to help you to develop your team management skills and to become a great boss.

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Mintzberg's Management Roles Mintzberg's Management Roles

Learn more about 10 key roles that you fulfill as a manager, and find out how to improve in each area.

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Improving Group Dynamics Improving Group Dynamics

Use these six approaches for turning your team into a positive, cohesive unit.

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Talent Management
Talent Management

In this one-hour session, find out how to develop and retain talented people.

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Seven Surprises for New Managers
Seven Surprises for New Managers

Learn how to avoid these management misconceptions.

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Managing Cross-Functional Teams
Managing Cross-Functional Teams

Discover how to get the best from a diverse group.

All Members' Skill-Builder
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How Ambitious Should You Be? How Ambitious Should You Be?

Mind Tools team member Rosie Robinson discusses why career success doesn't always equal happiness, and asks how ambitious should we be.
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Board Level Top Tips for Propelling Yourself to Board Level

Bob Little looks why L&D professionals are under-represented at board level, and offers his tips on how to reach the top.
A Final Note

Even if you think that your team is performing like a well-oiled machine under your leadership, you can't "rest on your laurels." To be a great boss, you need to keep learning new skills and developing your existing ones. And whatever situation you find yourself in, chances are that Mind Tools has the resources to help.

Next week, you can explore strategies for driving positive change in your life and career. Also, watch our new video to discover how to match your leadership style to your team's level of development.

Have a great week!

James sig
James Manktelow (CEO)

MindTools.com - Essential Skills for an Excellent Career!
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