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Tip of the Week: Difficult Convos for New Managers

December 26, 2023, The Association

Leadership is hard. Here’s a recommended resource for getting comfortable with conflict

“It’s always challenging for new leaders to find their balance in being a strong leader versus being liked by their colleagues,” says The Association’s Executive Vice President, Katherine M. Shenar.

If this resonates with you—or sounds like it would resonate with someone on your team—your colleagues in animal welfare recommend this short but mighty resource. Published on Harvard Business Review, the title alone—”You’re a Leader Now. Not Everyone is Going to Like You.”—says it all. “This article is a great tool to share with junior leaders,” adds Shenar. Pass it on.

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