Tips for Managers

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When employees abuse work time

December 1, 2017

As a manager, you must hold employees accountable if they abuse workplace policies. Follow this advice.

6 signs you’re a micromanager

December 1, 2017

No one wants to believe they are one, but if you exhibit these six signs, you are probably a micromanager.

Handle a workaholic

December 1, 2017

Workaholics can be overly demanding, expect you to pull the same long hours, or make you feel like you aren’t doing enough—even when you are. If you work with one, follow this advice.

Bring civility back to the workplace

December 1, 2017

Dr. Jia Wang, associate professor of human resource development at Texas A&M University, calls workplace incivility a full-blown epidemic. What can you do to rein in incivility and foster a culture of respect and politeness?

Reasons to announce change early

November 13, 2017

While you may want to wait as long as possible before you break bad news to your team, you’ll reduce resistance and increase support for the change if you announce it early.

2 activities they won’t hate

October 25, 2017
Suggest a team-building exercise and employees may groan. However, here are two activities that even your most cynical employees will find valuable.

4 sins of leadership

October 25, 2017
To succeed, you need employees to buy in to your goals and commit to putting in the effort to hit them. The last thing you want to do is alienate them by committing these leadership sins.

Ideas for employee appreciation

October 25, 2017
Your employees are your greatest asset, so find ways to recognize them and show your appreciation for them all year long. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Motivate apathetic employees

October 11, 2017
Convert your indifferent or apathetic employees into top performers by following these tips.

6 replies when employees fall short

October 10, 2017
One of the most important roles you can play as a leader is that of motivator—even when employees haven’t met expectations. Instead of kicking employees when they’re down, use these phrases to refocus them and inspire them to move forward.
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