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Do you hold meetings to go over problems, processes or policies and ask at the end: “Are there any questions?” And oddly, no one ever asks anything? Malaise may be festering at this point. Surely they do have questions; they just don’t care what the answers are. The ambivalence is a symptom of a deeper problem that you need to address. Ask yourself: “Do I take their questions to heart?” "Does everyone feel like their input matters?"

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Q. My boss refuses to let me run an internal training program. He insists on wasting money on an outside consultant because he thinks this “expert” knows more than I do. I’m furious. Any advice on what I should do next?

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As leaders we have a responsibility for supporting, enabling and expecting our teams to improve their work processes. Because of that fact, today I want to share a trio of important ideas related to process improvement — all important, all worthy of the full space available, yet I determined that giving you a morsel of each was preferable to picking one.

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Q: “My boss recently moved my desk so that I would be farther away from my co-worker, ‘Tamara.’ Tamara's annoying behavior causes me to react, and our conflicts have been getting progressively worse. I’m worried about my upcoming performance review, because I know I have not handled this situation well. Our boss recently said ‘this problem will be eliminated within the next month,’ so now I'm afraid that one of us may be terminated. What should I do?”