Management lessons learned the hard way

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1. Management lessons learned the hard way.

As a young manager, chances are you’re going to make a lot of mistakes before you find your groove. You’ll ignore good advice, take bad advice and generally make terrible decisions. Or, you can listen to the lessons generously passed down by older and wiser leaders. Lesson #1: Your data is wrong

2. Coaching the uncoachable. 

When you’re frustrated by the agonizingly slow pace at which your new recruit or junior exec seems to be growing, it’s tempting to lay the blame either at their feet or your own. But before you write each other off, consider what else might be going on

3. Under Armour’s growth strategy.

The sports apparel company seems to be on a roll. Shortly after signing NBA All Star Stephen Curry, Under Armour announced an endorsement deal with Muhammad Ali, part of a marketing blitz that looks to boost growth in 2015. Last year, Under Armour saw sales grow by 32 percent, and eclipsed Adidas to become the second-biggest sportswear brand after Nike. So, what’s next for the rapidly growing company?
 
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