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Check Yourself: Do You Live Above the Line?

Check Yourself: Do You Live Above the Line?

When we're met with a challenge, it's often easier to react hastily than it is to respond thoughtfully. 

"The line" is the distinction between curling up in a ball or blaming someone else and acknowledging what's happening or simply taking control.

The latter is leadership in action - and that's what living above the line is all about.

Pencil or Ink founder Ellie Hearne explains more.

Managing the "Problem Employee": A How-To Guide

Managing the "Problem Employee": A How-To Guide

Problem employee? If your approach is to tell them about what they did wrong, explain to them why it was a problem, and ask them not to do it again next time, be prepared to have the same meeting every week. You've crossed The Conversation off your to do list but haven't learned or solved a thing.