Tips for Managers

3 phrases every leader should use

March 27, 2019
If you want to prove your leadership potential, use these phrases liberally, advises Andy Bailey, CEO, founder and coach at executive coaching firm Petra Coach.

1-Minute Strategies: April ’19

March 20, 2019
Break good news early on … Suspend a snap judgment … Shine a spotlight on key points

Ensure your feedback is heard

February 27, 2019
When a coaching opportunity appears, consider these five tips for success.

Focus on potential too

February 27, 2019
The most successful leaders see the potential in their employees—and they have a plan to help them realize that potential, says David Deacon, author of The Self-Determined Manager. He recommends you spend time answering these questions for each employee.

Encourage employee initiative

February 27, 2019
While you will need employees to come to you for the big stuff, you can encourage them to take more initiative by following this advice.

4 people who sabotage projects

February 27, 2019
Planning a big, special work project? If you want it to go well, beware of—and learn how to manage—these project saboteurs.

When employees are self-centered

February 27, 2019
The behavior is draining, and at worse, it can spread. Nip it in the bud by taking these steps.

Resolve conflicts faster

February 27, 2019
Use the SOLID response to slow down and resolve conflicts more quickly.

5 musts to engage employees

February 27, 2019
It turns out that the key to engaging employees doesn’t have a whole lot to do with money and perks. Instead, they are looking for the following—all of which you, as the leader, can provide.

Prevent technology distractions

February 27, 2019
Follow these tips to ensure technology is aiding your communication—and not distracting you or employees from work.