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When you manage people – especially remote teams – making sure your directives are understood is a huge part of the battle.

This means making reflective listening part of the culture andĀ also entails repeating instructions, often via multiple media.

This way people don’t screw up as much.

However, the tendency to repeat directives, takeaways etc as a manager is a curse if you are a writer (whether for a living or just someone who enjoys the activity)

I find myself repeating things often when I blog. I have to edit the hell out of myself. This tendency comes directly from managing a remote team of younger people.

The very thing that makes you a great communicator as a manager can make you an insufferable read as a writer. It is a real Catch 22.

Does this happen to you? What do you do about it?

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