Tips for Managers

5 ways to ruin an evaluation

August 1, 2014
Receiving an annual review is a big deal to employees. Though you may dread it, respect your employees and put some effort into it. Give your best evaluations by avoiding these mistakes:

Address tardiness

August 1, 2014
Many employees, especially ones who do their job well, don’t see minor tardiness as a problem. Here’s how to tactfully show them that they are wrong.

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.

Read ’em & reap: SmartTribes

July 1, 2014
Leaders have to get their people unstuck and fully engaged, replacing their old, limiting mental patterns with new patterns that foster optimal performance. Learn more in SmartTribes.

Focus on the outcome

July 1, 2014
Employees achieve positive outcomes in different ways. Don’t squash their creative processes by forcing them to adopt the way you work.

Take the fear out of delegating

June 1, 2014
Turn over assignments with confidence by asking employees these questions whenever you delegate work:

Increase transparency

June 1, 2014
In many cases, your hands will be tied and you won’t be able to manage with an open book. However, when you can share plans, information, decisions and ideas the organization is considering with your team, do so.

Read ’em & reap: The Innovator’s Path

June 1, 2014
The Innovator’s Path introduces business readers to thought leader Madge M. Meyer’s unique cross-cultural perspective on corporate innovation.

Guarantee a smooth first day

June 1, 2014
If you’ve hired the perfect candidate, you want to make sure the person sticks around for a while. Start off on the best foot by creating a smooth and informative orientation.

Hold a positive feedback meeting

June 1, 2014
To ensure a positive feedback session, do not hand out your evaluation ahead of time. Instead, hold it until the meeting and go over each section with the employee.