Tips for Managers

Uh-oh! He’s uncooperative … what now?

December 16, 2015
If you have an uncooperative employee, the following guidelines can help you resolve the problem.

4 ways to tell if you micromanage

December 11, 2015
Micromanaging employees lowers their morale and productivity, while also eating up too much of your precious time. It is a habit you need to break. But how do you know if you are a micromanager? If you regularly say the following, you’re likely one.

When employees are smarter than you

December 9, 2015
Leading employees who have a greater level of expertise in certain areas than you has its challenges. After all, you can feel insecure, and they can resent having to answer to a supervisor who isn’t on their same level. Follow this advice.

Manage employee absences

December 1, 2015
This time of year, illnesses of employ­­ees or their loved ones, and bad weather, can lead to legitimate spikes in workplace absences. Maintain productivity by following this advice.

3 facts about employee stress

November 18, 2015
Employees’ stress could be destroying your organization’s bottom line. A recent survey by meQuilibrium that questioned 1,200 employees about how stress affects their performance found these alarming results.

Maintain employee motivation

November 13, 2015
Quick fixes rarely work when it comes to motivating employees. Instead, commit to these ongoing practices to keep motivation high year-round.

Pull the plug on the rumor mill

November 11, 2015
When leaders aren’t sharing information, especially during tumultuous times, gossip spreads like wildfire, and it’s usually very negative. With each uninformed whisper or speculation, morale and productivity take a hit. Follow this advice to keep gossip from taking hold of your organization.

3 musts when outsourcing your work

November 10, 2015
Are you toying with the idea of outsourcing a key team function to another person or company? If so, you need to assess the communication skills of the people with whom you will be working to ensure a successful partnership.

Breaking bad news in writing

November 5, 2015
Follow these science-backed tips to take the sting out of a written message that brings bad news.

In praise of praise

October 25, 2015
New leaders tend to get tripped up on praise because they worry that it will seem unprofessional or that people will get overconfident and complacent. It isn’t … and they won’t.