Tips for Managers

Respond to silly suggestions

May 22, 2019
You want everyone contributing ideas and offering solutions. However, what if the suggestions you’re hearing are impractical or downright ridiculous? Do the following instead to respond—without crushing employees’ spirits.

Smart—but toxic—employees

April 25, 2019
Insanely smart or skilled employees are an asset—but what if they’re also toxic? Take this advice.

The best way to help employees set goals

April 25, 2019
How you set goals for your employees is important, not just for clarity as to what needs to be done, but also for the motivational value it can add for the employee if you do it right.

3 people who make change hard

April 25, 2019
Navigating a team through change is challenging, but it becomes much more difficult when you have one of these people on your team.

3 steps to turn around a culture

April 25, 2019
If morale has tanked, customer complaints are rampant, and turnover is high, a hostile work environment may be to blame. You will need to address the underlying issues in order to overhaul the culture and create a work environment that people are happy and proud to be a part of. Start here.

Address lack of follow-through

April 25, 2019
You provided an employee with what you thought were explicit instructions, but days later the employee hasn’t followed through. Here’s how to respond.

Are you offering enough feedback?

April 25, 2019
Nearly 60% of employees surveyed by PwC want to receive feedback on a weekly—or daily—basis.

Take informal, interim reviews seriously, too

April 25, 2019
Plenty of research is floating around that supports the idea that annual performance reviews aren’t effective in driving higher performance—but should you stop conducting them?

1-Minute Strategies: May ’19

April 18, 2019
Here’s a great way to help shoo away those Monday blues … Try this when complimenting or praising an employee

What to say to worker who sees doom in everything

April 7, 2019
Trying to encourage your staff to do their best gets harder if one of them is always expecting the worst. Here’s how to approach these “Nervous Nellies.”