Tips for Managers

Keep those deadlines on track

February 20, 2018

If you have the feeling people may not meet an impending deadline, don’t wait until it’s too late. At least one week prior to the deadline, check in with employees to gauge their progress. Ask them questions like these.

Managing cellphone use at work

January 25, 2018

No doubt about it, people are hooked on the cellphones. And they certainly can be a productivity killer. With cellphones being so commonplace, how do you ensure they aren’t draining employees’ time?

Ensure staff applies your feedback

January 25, 2018
Make sure employees walk away from performance conversations, feeling confident and knowing exactly how to meet your expectations. Follow this advice.

When employees refuse to do more

January 25, 2018

Most employees understand that sometimes they’ll need to do a little extra for the good of the team. Some, however, are quick to complain “I don’t get paid for that.” Here’s how to respond.

Employee resigns at a bad time?

January 25, 2018

Employees resign. It’s a fact of life, and one you will face. However, when a critical employee resigns right dab in the middle of a high-profile project or busy time, it can threaten your team’s success. Follow these steps to manage this tricky situation.

3 bad behaviors you may be missing

December 22, 2017

Negative employee behavior doesn’t have to be truly egregious (e.g., abusive or insubordinate) to hurt your team. Seemingly minor or innocent actions can cause big conflict. Here are three common—but often ignored—problem behaviors.

Become a stronger coach

December 22, 2017

Make a point this year to invest time in coaching your employees to both improve performance and take it to the next level. Follow these tips.

Motivate disappointed employees

December 22, 2017

When your team experiences a big setback or outright failure, they’ll undoubtedly feel disappointed. Don’t ignore it. Instead, gather your team to reflect on the situation so you can move forward.

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.