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.

Avoid performance review pitfalls

March 1, 2014
Even the best employee appraisals can be fraught with anxiety and a sense of the unknown for both participants. Take some of the stress out of reviews by avoiding these common pitfalls:

3 lessons from George Washington

March 1, 2014
George Washington’s battlefield leadership legacy speaks for itself. Author and trainer Nick Tasler, however, says that today’s leaders can learn as much from Washington’s counterintuitive decision process as they can from the grit and initiative demonstrated in the face of very long odds.

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:

Sidestep 2 decision traps

February 1, 2014
Choosing the best solution calls for thoughtful discussion and judgment. Avoid these two potential traps:

Quick process for delegating tasks

February 1, 2014
Confused about what to delegate? Start with one basic principle: Delegate any task or responsibility that a subordinate can handle or can be trained to handle.

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.