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Talent Tribune editor-in-chief Abby Perkins says great leaders may be bursting with ideas but don't micromanage, they show their human rather than cyborg side, they are transparent and flexible, and they accept responsibility, holding themselves as well as their employees accountable. Thoughtleadersllc.com

Why your training budget is wasted

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The No. 1 reason leadership development fails is because the focus is on training, consultant Mike Myatt says. Training presumes the need for indoctrination on systems, processes and techniques. It focuses on best practices rather than future needs, and should be abandoned in favour of coaching and mentoring to bring out the best in the individual. Forbes.com

Tell your audience where you're going

At the start of every presentation, communications consultant Nick Morgan advises that you set out the structure – the specific steps ahead, such as The Six Secrets to Internet Domination. Limit yourself to one such structural list; a list within that list leads the audience to lose focus. Public Words

Mine motivation with one question

To determine what motivates a job candidate and whether they fit the role at hand, software analytics CEO Lew Cirne suggests asking: Describe a day that is the greatest working day of your life. You're driving home, on Cloud Nine. What was it about the day that made you so happy? The New York Times

Site prompts you to follow up

Tech writer Siobhan Harmer recommends using followupthen.com to supplement your to-do list and calendar. You can forward an email that you want to deal with in future – or a note listing a task – to the site and it will return at the time you indicate. Lifehack.org

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column, Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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