Tips for Managers

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.

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.

Determine if employees are promotable

January 1, 2014
Grooming employees for bigger and better things in your organization is a key responsibility for managers. Here’s how to determine if employees are ready to advance within your organization:

Gain support from department heads

January 1, 2014
Change is incredibly hard for some people, so you need advocates for any new plans you propose. Start with your management team. Before you launch a large-scale change initiative, such as rebranding, take this tip from Paul Anderson, CEO of leading global resources company BHP Billiton.