Tips for Managers

The cost of incivility at work

December 1, 2014
Twenty-five percent of employees have quit a job because of others’ rude behavior, according to a new report from communications firms Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate, in conjunction with KRC Research.

Draw out all ideas

December 1, 2014
Don’t let a handful of people dominate your next brainstorming session. Use a round-robin technique to ensure that everyone participates and no one wields too much influence.

Time instructions just right

November 1, 2014
If you want to be effective, when you delegate can be as important as what you delegate. Follow this advice to time your directions just right. 

Battle toxicity on your team

November 1, 2014
When researching and collecting data about toxic workplaces, which eventually led to his co-authoring the book Rising Above a Toxic Workplace, Paul White discovered three distinct symptoms of a toxic workplace:

Address employees’ personal crises

November 1, 2014
What do you do when employees’ personal issues are affecting their work performance? While understandably you may not want to discuss personal issues with employees, you can’t ignore them.

Manage someone’s arrogance

November 1, 2014
When a staff member thinks he or she knows everything and stifles input from others, rein the person in before anyone is trampled by the person’s approach.

Don’t let your best workers leave

November 1, 2014
If fears of up to half of your best workers packing up and leaving aren’t keeping you awake at night—maybe they should be. You should be talking to your best workers to discover how to keep them aboard.

4 surprising tips for managers

November 1, 2014
You have management advice coming at you from all different directions, but here are four bits of advice you may not have heard. And if you have, they are definitely worth reading again.

Earn respect

November 1, 2014
Don’t throw people under the bus. When a problem occurs, avoid pointing fingers.

Communicate across time zones

November 1, 2014
If you have employees in various time zones, connecting via phone and even email can be tricky. Follow these tips to overcome the challenge: