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Leadership Lab is a new series by Globe Careers.

This fall, Globe Careers started a new series asking leadership experts and executives to tell us their best advice for our daily Leadership Lab column. Readers loved reading the viewpoint from top executives and experts. While we only began this column in November, it has gained a loyal following. Here's the top 10 since the series began.

The column by former BMO chief economist Sherry Cooper talking about some observations from her new life of retirement, was our top read article.

To Sherry Cooper's surprise, there's life after retirement

How to manage the millennial work force is a key issue our readers want to know about and Dan Schawbel's column touched a chord with readers.

Five things employers must know about millennials

Charlie Angelakos, vice-president of corporate affairs for Labatt Breweries of Canada, bravely talked about how the company dealt with a public relations challenge. And readers wanted to read more.

How a social media misstep became a lesson learned at Labatt

Karl Moore and Sienna Zampino from McGill wrote about the difficult decisions business school graduates are making between their aspirations for their career or their family.

Why leaders are saying: Career first, kids – maybe never

Again, the topic of the millennial generation - this time how they need to know how to act - by leadership expert Vicky Oliver was near the top of our list.

Six job etiquette tips leaders need to teach millennials

Readers also liked columns that gave them a view from the inside as to what they needed to know to be better leaders themselves. Apex CEO Pat McNamara's column did just that.

Six tips to communicate like a leader

Michael Coates, chairman and chief executive officer of Hill + Knowlton Strategies Canada, gave great tips for managers to be better at their jobs.

Top five management mistakes to avoid

Dave Moncur, vice-president of human resources at PepsiCo Foods Canada, explained what makes a great leader in his column.

Six traits of great leaders

Jennifer Riel , associate director of the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, spelled out ways companies today inadvertently douse creativity.

Five ways to crush creativity at work

The ongoing challenges of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford were great leadership fodder. Vanessa Judelman, president of  Mosaic People Development, a leadership and executive development firm, laid it out the lessons learned in plain language in her column.

Leadership lessons we can learn from Toronto

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