Tips for Managers

Managing recent grads

September 13, 2016
How do you manage employees who are fresh out of college or even high school—and have never had a job before?

The 5 W’s of millennial engagement

September 12, 2016
It’s more important than ever for today’s managers to create the strengths-focused workplace culture millennials have come to expect.

3 ways to drive performance

September 11, 2016
The key to transforming your team into a high-performing unit starts with these three actions.

A better way to hear complaints

September 10, 2016
Chronic complainers can certainly drain your energy and time. However, some complaints are worthy of your attention, so you can’t silence them all. Instead, listen to employees—but don’t solve their problems.

When you can’t give a bonus

September 9, 2016
Your star employee just learned that she won’t be getting a bonus this year, and she is furious. Here’s what to do and say to mitigate the damage.

5 compliments to use this week

August 31, 2016
Looking for ways to show your employees and co-workers how much you value them? Use these compliments that people love to hear and brighten someone’s day.

Does disciplining make you uneasy?

August 13, 2016
Many managers dislike having to discipline their workers. And the employees who fail to produce acceptable work are rarely the easiest ones with whom to talk. They may be prickly, snide or cryptic. Here’s how to discipline them.

Rules for first-time meetings

August 8, 2016
If you are meeting a business contact for the very first time, ensure that you make the best possible impression. Follow this advice.

Here’s what micromanaged workers would love to tell you

August 2, 2016
If you micromanage your employees, this is what they’d love to tell you—but likely won’t.

4 keys to being a great manager

July 13, 2016
To be a truly effective manager, here’s what your employees want from you.