Tips for Managers

Make meetings more efficient

August 1, 2014
If you allow multitasking during meetings, you are not encouraging employees to stay focused and engaged. Hold more productive meetings with these tips:

Manage an extrovert

August 1, 2014
Extroverts are outgoing go-getters. Help them capitalize on talents with these actions:

Read ’em & reap: SmartTribes

July 1, 2014
Leaders have to get their people unstuck and fully engaged, replacing their old, limiting mental patterns with new patterns that foster optimal performance. Learn more in SmartTribes.

Focus on the outcome

July 1, 2014
Employees achieve positive outcomes in different ways. Don’t squash their creative processes by forcing them to adopt the way you work.

Encourage ethical behavior

June 1, 2014
Is your organization truly ethical from the ground up? If employees are acting unethically, it can lead to drains on your budget, employee morale and team productivity.

Managing passive aggressive behavior

June 1, 2014
People exhibit passive aggressive behavior in many ways—for example, muttering during meetings, doing things behind others’ backs, or not adhering to deadlines or commitments. Managing those behaviors can be challenging, as they are often not presented directly to you.

360-degree feedback

June 1, 2014
The 360-degree feedback method is a popular way to provide both positive and negative feedback to employees. Follow these tips to use the strategy effectively.

Boost morale with appreciation

June 1, 2014
Organizations spend lots of time and money trying to boost employee morale. A simple dose of recognition is often all you need to keep employees’ spirits up.

Take the fear out of delegating

June 1, 2014
Turn over assignments with confidence by asking employees these questions whenever you delegate work:

Increase transparency

June 1, 2014
In many cases, your hands will be tied and you won’t be able to manage with an open book. However, when you can share plans, information, decisions and ideas the organization is considering with your team, do so.