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How do you address conflict with a peer you have a great relationship with?

Our reader poll today asks: How do you address conflict with a peer you have a great relationship with? Ignore it. Things tend to work themselves out on their own: 15.2% Say something directly and get to the root of it quickly: 82.7% Act passive aggressively in retaliation for the conflict: 2.1% Get to the issue […]

How do you deal with slackers on your team?

Our reader poll today asks: How do you deal with slackers on your team? I immediately counsel them and put them on performance plans: 8.3% I try to figure out how to motivate them: 37.0% I ignore things and hope their performance improves: 2.3% I restructure their roles to make them happy: 1.7% I use a […]

How well does your organization anticipate and influence regulatory changes?

Our reader poll today asks: How well does your organization anticipate and influence regulatory changes? Very well. We see them coming and help shape them: 27.7% Well. We see them but could do more to shape them: 37.1% Not well. We’re sometimes surprised and don’t shape much:27.7% Not at all. We’re always caught off guard: 7.5% […]

What’s the most exciting part of your job?

Our reader poll today asks: What’s the most exciting part of your job? My teammates: 25.4% Our products/services: 17.0% My growth and development: 18.6% Market dynamics and challenges: 15.1% Something else: 10.0% I’m not excited at all about my job: 13.9% Maybe it’s time to quit. Answers about what excites you about your work were pretty […]

What has your experience been when working on a cross-functional team?

Our reader poll today asks: What has your experience been when working on a cross-functional team? It’s been great every time: 17.3% It’s been OK most times: 40.7% It’s been hit-or-miss: 32.0% It’s been horrible: 3.3% I’ve never worked on a cross-functional team:6.7% Cross-functional teams function — most of the time. Most of you have had […]

How often do you try to meet new people when you travel?

Our reader poll today asks: How often do you try to meet new people when you travel? Very: planes, lounges and hotels are great places to meet new people: 18.0% Sometimes: I’ll occasionally make an effort to meet new people: 40.1% Not very: I’d rather keep to myself most of the time: 32.3% Not at all: […]