Tips for Managers

4 bad symptoms of avoidance

January 16, 2017
Avoiding corrective feedback sessions can hurt the productivity and morale of the whole team.

What’s your period/question mark ratio?

January 13, 2017

As an executive coach, I was working with Phil, director of finance for his company. He shared frustrations he was having with one of his staff accountants, Melinda. “She gets defensive so easily,” he said. “I have trouble speaking with her about performance issues.” I suggested we do a role play…

The right stories motivate newbies

December 23, 2016
To inspire new employees, share stories about their co-workers—not their leaders.

3 tasks to delegate now

November 23, 2016
If you are new to delegating or you have trouble letting go of assignments, start with these tasks.

Manage a bully employee

November 23, 2016
When a bully employee dominates a meeting or other situation, here’s how to address the issue in the moment.

Develop leaders, not followers

November 23, 2016
Great leaders are always on the lookout for people they can teach and mentor.

Rebels are good for your team

November 23, 2016
The workplace is no place for rule breakers, right? Actually, wrong.

Keep your best from bailing

November 23, 2016
Make sure that you are doing what it takes to hold on to your top employees.

De-escalate arguments quickly

November 23, 2016
Do conversations often turn into disagreements in your workplace? It may not be because you work with a bunch of hotheads.

3 surefire ways to create dissension

November 23, 2016
If you want to encourage people to second-guess your decisions, question your ideas and doubt your confidence in a plan, do the following.