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Pete Friedes on Becoming a Best Boss

I interview Pete Friedes, author of “The 2R Manager” about Becoming a Best Boss. We discuss Relating and Requiring, the two behavior sets of effective managers — and how to learn your own style and improve. Learn your own default

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How to be Less Demanding and More Effective

Jake is a terrific member of his fast-growing company’s senior leadership team. His boss Darcy, the owner, is a sweet lady with great personal skills. That complements Jake’s tough, task-oriented, ramrod approach. Odds are good Darcy will one day sell

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Relating and Requiring – the 2R Manager

Is there natural tension between getting along with your people and asking them to perform — between Relating and Requiring? No, says Pete Friedes, retired CEO of the international HR consulting powerhouse Hewitt Associates. He discussed his book “The…

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