Tips for Managers

Identify destructive employees

March 1, 2014
It is relatively simple to spot and deal with employees who demonstrate incompetence, poor work ethic and attitude problems. Their performance usually speaks for itself. Significantly more challenging and frustrating are the people in your organization who appear to be productive but subtly undermine the performance of others.

Read ’em & reap: Tribes

March 1, 2014
Unlike most books on leadership, Seth Godin’s Tribes is more about the inspiration to lead than the mechanics of being a great leader.

Identifying decision-making styles

March 1, 2014
Communicating effectively as a team when making important decisions is easier to accomplish when you take the time to understand employees’ decision-making processes.

3 trends changing the workplace

February 1, 2014
Fierce, Inc., an award-winning leadership development company, predicts that many of the “old school” management practices will go by the wayside as organizations adopt new models for engaging employees.

Managing prima donnas on your team

February 1, 2014
If your work team includes a few prima donnas, you understand their unique problems. Prima donnas cannot grasp the possibility that they are not perfect. Use these tactics to manage those employees:

5 ways to reduce turnover

February 1, 2014
Can you afford to lose some of your best workers because you fail to engage them? You can keep employees satisfied with five simple tactics:

Stop micromanaging staff

February 1, 2014
An inability to let go of minutiae cuts dramatically into your productivity and your staff’s productivity. Is micromanagement impeding your progress? Answer “Yes” or “No” to the following questions:

Take the pulse of your team

February 1, 2014
Use this exercise to evaluate how well your team is working together and to isolate problems that might be brewing.

Motivate remote workers

February 1, 2014
If some employees work at home—even on a part-time basis—they may feel out of the loop and unmotivated at times. To keep those employees feeling connected and motivated, take these steps:

Dos and don’ts for harassment complaints

February 1, 2014
How would you respond if an employee raised a harassment complaint? Rely on these tips: