Tips for Managers

Tactfully reject workers’ ideas

December 13, 2019
Smart managers create an environment in the workplace that breeds ideas. However, not all ideas are good or practical. Use these tactics to safely deliver negative feedback.

Create a culture of feedback

November 20, 2019
It’s an art, not a science, and it’s learned through repetition. It isn’t just a nice-to-have skill; if you want to be an effective leader, you must learn to do this.

Don’t solve problems by whitewashing

November 20, 2019
Employees who are in the wrong rarely receive the message because they don’t view their actions as problematic. The rest of your employees resent being reprimanded for one person’s deeds. Use this approach instead.

2 mistakes when managing change

November 20, 2019
According to a study by Zenger/Folkman, a leadership development consultancy, if you want to successfully lead a change, avoid doing the following.

Shape your people and shock your profits

November 20, 2019
It’s the lifeblood of every organization’s profitability. It also lies at the heart of motivated, dedicated and efficient teams. And with more than 10 billion search results on Google alone, it commands attention for various reasons: culture.

Don’t be a ‘blow in’ boss

November 20, 2019
You may have big career ambitions and look at your current management role as a short-term gig you take to launch you to bigger and better things. However, remember that you can leave a big mark on your team—and tarnish your reputation—if you don’t take the job seriously.

Harness the power of the thank-you note

October 11, 2019
If the last time you remember penning an actual thank-you note was at age 10 when your mother insisted you couldn’t spend the birthday money Aunt Helen sent until you wrote one, you’re missing out on a simple way to connect with others—and enhance your own life.

Great icebreaker: Defend your side

October 10, 2019
Toss out an innocuous question and have everyone physically divide into sides.

Ramp up workplace happiness

October 1, 2019
Happy employees are more productive and loyal. Follow these tips to take the happiness factor up a notch at work.

Motivate entry-level workers

August 28, 2019
Motivating rising stars is a breeze. But trying to ignite the passions of minimum-wage workers requires more effort. They may not feel like true participants in the company’s success—unless you go the extra mile. Here’s how.