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Have you cleaned any toilets at work? Michael Janda, founder of the creative agency Riser, says you are a better leader if you have ever had a job that requires you to clean a public washroom. The humbling task teaches you to serve others and do whatever the job requires. LeadershipNow.com

Throw candidates a curve ball

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What keyboard shortcuts do you use? That sounds like an odd question to ask a candidate in a job interview, but journalist Kelsie Davis says it gets candidates off their typical script for such sessions and indicates whether they are deliberate, constantly making adjustments to be more efficient. Ere.net

Micromanagement is not a dirty word

Micromanagement is underrated, says best-selling author Pat Lencioni, who sees too much of the opposite – abdication leaders who know little about what their direct reports are working on, defending their approach by citing words like trust and autonomy. They would benefit from a little more micromanaging. Pat's POV

Clarify what you do and for whom

Whose guy or gal are you? And do they know it? Consultant Nathan Magnuson says if you're working, you're serving somebody, be it a customer, another department, a territory, or interest group. Instead of identifying yourself by job title, focus on who you serve or how – and let them know. Nathanmagnuson.com

Power nap to power up

Sleep Cycle Power Nap is a phone app that can help you get a short, quick nap, which can be more refreshing than a long sleep during the middle of the day. It helps you avoid oversleeping by playing a gentle alarm and has features geared to your REM cycle. 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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