Tips for Managers

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No reactions are needed: People know if you’re listening

August 14, 2017
We have a belief that when we’re listening to someone, we have to do something to show that we’re listening, like smiling or nodding our head. Not so. That’s called looking like you’re listening.

Work with 3 difficult types

August 14, 2017
If you work with people who possess these characteristics, follow this advice.

Pep up your pep talks

August 13, 2017
To give a truly rousing pep talk that motivates your employees and spurs them to action, researchers Jacqueline and Milton Mayfield at Texas A&M International University say the most successful talks contain these three elements.

Positive vs. negative leadership

August 13, 2017
Being negative solves nothing—and more often than not, it causes people to shut down and disengage, says Jon Gordon, author of The Power of Positive Leadership.

8 questions gauge your leadership

July 26, 2017
Be honest, if your employees were asked these questions, what would their answers say about your leadership?

Rally your team to beat the odds

July 26, 2017
When the odds are stacked against your team, you need everyone to pull together if you stand a chance of hitting your goals. Follow this advice to rally your team.

3 must-do onboarding tips

July 26, 2017
When new employees join your team, they may already be feeling worried about fitting in or failing. Don’t make the transition harder on them. Instead, follow this advice.

4 rules for incentive programs

July 26, 2017
Offering employees incentives can be a great motivator—if you do it the right way. Follow these rules.

Communicate in an open office

July 26, 2017
As a manager, how do you address performance issues when everyone can listen in? How do you have work-related conversations other people shouldn’t hear?

Beat decision fatigue at work

July 19, 2017
It’s been widely reported that the average person makes 35,000 conscious decisions every day. If employees defer some decisions to you, you are likely experiencing serious decision fatigue. Follow these tips to improve your situation.
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