Tips for Managers

3 must-do onboarding tips

July 26, 2017
When new employees join your team, they may already be feeling worried about fitting in or failing. Don’t make the transition harder on them. Instead, follow this advice.

4 rules for incentive programs

July 26, 2017
Offering employees incentives can be a great motivator—if you do it the right way. Follow these rules.

Communicate in an open office

July 26, 2017
As a manager, how do you address performance issues when everyone can listen in? How do you have work-related conversations other people shouldn’t hear?

Beat decision fatigue at work

July 19, 2017
It’s been widely reported that the average person makes 35,000 conscious decisions every day. If employees defer some decisions to you, you are likely experiencing serious decision fatigue. Follow these tips to improve your situation.

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.