Tips for Managers

Learn from angry employees

October 1, 2014
Follow the “1% rule” when dealing with upset employees—especially if you’re the target. The rule: At least 1% of what angry employees say is accurate, regardless of how much they generalize.

Are you a boss–or a therapist?

October 1, 2014
One employee does a terrific job but is needy with a capital N—frequently visiting your office for heart-to-hearts about a slew of worries. Your challenge is to give the staffer adequate guidance without letting the person monopolize your time.

Maximize employees’ potential

September 1, 2014
Holding high expectations for your employees is an effective way to lead, as long as you communicate effectively and offer plenty of support. Apply these tips to make your expectations clear.

Choose the best time to meet

September 1, 2014
Ensure that you obtain maximum attendance for your meetings as well as focused attendees. Consider these factors when scheduling your next meeting:

Manage panicky staffers

September 1, 2014
Some employees feel panic attacks coming on just thinking about an important deadline. Ease their concern with these three steps:

Make the most of orientation

September 1, 2014
Orientation is the time to convey your organization’s culture, expectations and philosophies. Include these steps to successfully onboard employees:

Address meeting disrupters

September 1, 2014
Disruptive behaviors in meetings are irritating to all attendees—not to mention time wasting. Use these tips to put a stop to disrupters and run smoother meetings:

Reduce interdepartmental conflict

September 1, 2014
How well your departments work together and serve each other can make or break your organization’s success. Follow these steps to reduce conflicts across departments:

3 tips on praising employees

September 1, 2014
Employees often express a need for more recognition from their managers. Rather than implementing elaborate recognition programs, use the power of personal praise.

Create loyal employees

August 1, 2014
You can count on loyal employees even during difficult times. To build employees’ commitment to you and the team, follow this advice.