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How to Stay in the Loop Is Your "Finger on the Pulse"?
How much do you really know about what's happening on your team? You might think that you have your "finger on the pulse," but you may be unaware of tensions or problems that could be simmering under the surface.

You can learn how to connect with your people more effectively, and so avoid any nasty surprises, with our articles, How to Stay "in the Loop" and Management By Wandering Around.

Often, just making yourself more visible and available to your team members can give you a good idea what's happening on the "shop floor." You can find out if you really are accessible with our quiz, How Approachable Are You?

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How to Stay in the Loop How to Stay "in the Loop"

Learn how to reconnect with your team members "at ground level."

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Management by Wandering Around (MBWA) Management by Wandering Around (MBWA)

Follow these practical steps for finding out what's happening within your team and organization.

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How Approachable Are You? How Approachable Are You?

Take our quiz to find out how approachable you are, and identify areas that might be holding you back.

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Back to the Shop Floor
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Explore a five-step plan for learning the challenges that your people face.

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Building Trust
Building Trust

Find out how to create open, honest and trusting relationships in the workplace.

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Rumors in the Workplace
Rumors in the Workplace

Learn how to prevent rumors from damaging your team.

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How to Make a Bad Day Better How to Make a Bad Day Better

Mind Tools writer Simon Bell shares a selection of your excellent tips and suggestions for making a bad day better.
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Bob Little looks at the results of cutting-edge research into "smart teams," and finds a compelling case for "collective intelligence" in L&D.
A Final Note

As a manager, you need to know what's going on with your team. And the best ways to do this are to create a climate of trust, and to build good-quality relationships with your people.

Next week, you can learn how to manage yourself and your time to overcome procrastination.

Have a great week!

James sig
James Manktelow (CEO) - Essential Skills for an Excellent Career!
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