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One of the best ways for a leader to understand his team is to get into their shoes.  In the show Undercover Boss, the boss takes on the tasks of his employees to get a closer look at what or who needs improvement.  By the end of the show they’ve has learned about the trials his people are facing firsthand.

In a few days, my teamof student actors, will be performing.  I’ve occasionally joined them on stage to remind myself of the things they’re going though. Will I remember lines; will my props be in the right place; will I enter at the right time -am I in costume? It helps me understand the other side of the production process.

All of us can learn through this practice.  Do you have a co-worker that’s never happy – can’t seem to focus – doesn’t pull his weight?  When you get to know him, you might discover he’s facing a financial…

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