Tips for Managers

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Recognize a big achievement

June 27, 2018
A hand-written note wishing co-workers or employees congratulations is a powerful way to recognize the achievements or milestones in their lives. Follow these tips to write a truly meaningful one.

Become more objective

June 27, 2018
To be both fair and professional at work, you must strip away your biases and preconceived notions and look at all situations objectively. Murray Nossel recommends using the “What happened?” method to do just that. Here’s the gist of it.

4 keys to employee accountability

June 27, 2018
If you feel your employees are lacking accountability, you could very well be to blame. It’s not a problem you can just ignore, so take these steps to boost accountability among all your employees.

Prevent learning decay at work

June 27, 2018
You invest a good bit of time and money on learning and development opportunities for employees at work. Make sure that the training sticks by following these rules.

Nail employees’ midyear check-ins

June 27, 2018
Now is the perfect time to sit down with employees, assess how far they’ve come—and determine how far they still need to go.

Turn up critical thinking skills

May 23, 2018
Use these tips to boost employees’ ability to think critically, for the times you’re not around.

Increase employee accountability

May 23, 2018
You may want to be the anti-micromanager, but that doesn’t mean you can avoid holding employees accountable. Here are some rules you must follow.

What to say to pregnant co-workers

May 23, 2018
Do you have a pregnant co-worker or employee? Here’s a list of things you should—and shouldn’t—say during those nine, often difficult months.

Prevent idea overload

May 23, 2018
When you ask your team for ideas, the worst thing that can happen is that no one says anything. However, too many ideas can be hard to process, assess and act on. Use this strategy.

Announce a firing via email

April 25, 2018
When you fire an employee, in-person meetings with co-workers to announce the news is ideal. However, sometimes you need to spread the word quickly through email. Follow these guidelines.
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