In this section, you’ll find tools for creating a powerful culture that will guide how your team approaches their work and the results you achieve.

Where to Start

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How to Develop and Use Core Values

Articulating and aligning on core values is one of the most important tasks of a leader. Here are five guiding principles.

3 min read

Additional Resources

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3 Ways to Manage Through Uncertainty: Purpose, Agency, Connection

As managers, we can’t end the pandemic or undo racial and intergenerational trauma, but we can influence how our staff experience this moment. This article offers three ways to build a greater sense of purpose, agency, and connection during times of crisis or uncertainty.

5.5 min read
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Perspective-Taking for Stronger Relationships

The more self-awareness and authentic consideration of others we cultivate, the better equipped we are to build and get better results, especially during moments of conflict, tension, and frustration. One key way to do this is through perspective-taking.

5 min read
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Article / publication

How to Manage Skip-Level Relationships

Interacting with your direct reports’ direct reports—with care, attention, and consistency—has significant benefits. Here are three specific tips for navigating skip-level relationships successfully.

6 min read
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Article / publication

How to Develop and Use Core Values

Articulating and aligning on core values is one of the most important tasks of a leader. Here are five guiding principles.

3 min read
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Article / publication

How to Manage When Things Are Not Okay (And Haven’t Been For Centuries)

While we—The Management Center—can’t undo the harms of nearly half a millennium of the degradation and dehumanization of Black people in the United States, we can help envision a path forward for managers and leaders. In this article, we share our best thinking on supporting your staff at a time when things are not okay (and haven’t been for a long time).

9.5 min read
Related Training

Managing to Change the World

Three arrows pointing toward center.

An interactive, fast-paced crash course in the basics of effective, equitable management. Covers skills like delegation, role clarity, setting goals, and developing staff.

duration
2 or 4 days
ticket price
$395-$650
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Managing for Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Results

Three adjacent circles. The last one looks like a bullseye.

If you’ve completed Managing to Change the World, this course builds on those lessons and helps you apply equity and inclusion in key aspects of management.

duration
2 or 4 days
ticket price
$395-$650
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