Beginner

Your power as an informal leader

You don’t need to have rank and seniority to exert leadership. What you prioritize, what you value, how you listen, how you communicate, whose voices and views you feature, who you lift up, small gestures of mentorship, open-mindedness to advice and counsel — these all are informal acts of leadership.

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  • Management is a marathon

    Practical advice for new managers (and potential new managers) on overcoming obstacles, working effectively in a hybrid newsroom, pacing yourself and, always, moving forward, even when you hit that wall at Mile 20.

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  • Listening effectively: Lessons from an extreme extrovert

    Hear from Louisville editor Mary Irby-Jones on how she learned to stop talking so she could hear other people.

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  • Five keys to better virtual leadership

    We explore how journalists around the company are learning to listen more, communicate better, celebrate good work, constructively identify areas for improvement and reconnect in ways that return some of the joy and fulfillment we’ve been missing.

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  • How things work in the Network

    We cover how our matrixed organization works — locally, regionally and nationally. You’ll learn how to tap into all the right people to get the job done right.

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  • Situations managers deal with

    We cover difficult conversations, disciplinary matters and what to do when the unexpected happens.

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  • Mechanics of good management

    We cover performance management, managing virtually and the career life cycle, including the art of recruiting, retention and hiring — with a focus on DEI.

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  • What good bosses do

    Connecting mission, purpose and values with everyday work and Motivation: Celebrating your people; elements of good communication, feedback.

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