Tips for Managers

3 ways to lose top talent

July 5, 2017
If you want your best employees to head for the hills, do these three things.

Rewarding & recognizing: 3 tips

July 5, 2017
Whether they give a pat on the back or a kick in the butt, great managers reward and recognize their people quickly. Don’t underestimate the power of recognition and the effectiveness of feedback, both positive and negative. Here are three recognition disciplines that will help.

Half your staff feels disrespected

July 5, 2017
What do employees want most from leaders? A study published in the Harvard Business Review says it boils down to one thing: respect.

4 rules for offering criticism

July 5, 2017
At some point, you will need to criticize an idea, someone’s performance or the outcome of a project. When you do, follow these tips.

5 cues to promote that worker

July 5, 2017
Here are five signs that employees are ready to climb the ladder.

When ‘honesty’ goes too far

July 5, 2017
Do you work with someone who takes a no-holds-barred approach to sharing an opinion? Who prides him- or herself on “telling it like it is”? All that candidness might be hiding something deeper.

The art of the employee one-on-one

June 21, 2017
Employee one-on-ones are critical meetings leaders can leverage to understand employee interests, strengths and weaknesses; to build a sense of mutual trust and respect; and provide the support employees need. But like most meetings, there are some basic guidelines you and your employees should know and adhere to.

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.