Tips for Managers

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How to fire a workplace friend

June 20, 2017
Unfortunately, you’ve reached a point where you must fire an employee—who happens to be a friend. Follow this advice to ensure that you don’t make a bad situation even worse.

Must-have talks with new hires

June 16, 2017
Forget the idle chitchat, hours of paperwork and orientation video, and make new hires’ first day on the job count. Take time to do the following on Day 1.

4 meaningful conversation starters

May 24, 2017
During one-on-one sessions with employees, take the time to dig beneath the surface and walk away with meaningful insight you can put to use.

6 traits of the best employees

May 24, 2017
Which employees should you be fighting to keep? It doesn’t always come down to their knowledge, skills or personality. Instead, the most exceptional employees possess these attributes.

Talk like a leader to become one

May 24, 2017
If you want to be seen as a leader, start communicating like one—even if you aren’t yet in a leadership position.

Make people feel included

April 27, 2017
Whether it’s a new team member or someone who seems out of the loop, here are four ways to make people feel included.

Connect with non-desk employees

April 27, 2017
What do you do when your employees don’t work on-site—or at a desk at all, and their work keeps them from checking email, text and voicemail regularly?

Do you contact remote staff enough?

April 18, 2017
You could be over-communicating with remote employees.

Co-workers who aren’t self-aware

April 18, 2017
If you work with people who lack self-awareness, use these tips to help them improve—or at least, make dealing with them a bit easier.

It’s time to start delegating

April 17, 2017
The “I’ll just do it myself” attitude you may be harboring is hurting your career and team.
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