BMD Editors

Wrapping up a project gives leaders and employees something to celebrate. Don’t, however, get lost in the excitement. Shortly after you complete a project, it is ideal that you sit down with your team to talk about the challenges you faced so that you can learn from your mistakes and improve your processes.

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Check out this cartoon about a manager’s thoughts on staff commitment.

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If your boss seems as stressed as the one in this cartoon, take a few more steps back from the desk.

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Q: “I’ve discovered that at our publishing company of 75 people, each employee has a single personnel file into which all documents go—everything from their new-hire paperwork to performance reviews to doctor’s notes. How must we separate this information going forward to keep legally compliant? We’re supposed to split off certain medical information so that each employee will have different sorts of files, correct?” – Theo, Maryland

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Q: “If an employee was on FMLA leave and has exhausted the 12 weeks, but has not made contact with the company (to state that they are desiring to come back to work, or to request an extension of the leave), and their phone numbers and email are no longer in service, how long is the company required to wait before termination of employment?” – Martin, Minnesota

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Crumpled receipts, overindulgent choices, ill-defined budgets … an expense policy needs to accommodate the realities of what happens when staff starts spending.

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With the Twitter Poll feature, you can ask your followers their opinions. This easy-to-use tool gives you insights into what your tribe thinks.

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Speaker and author Edgar Papke says it becomes much easier when you think of conflict in a different way: as the pursuit of truth.

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What can managers, executives and leaders learn from the FBI’s techniques?

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Is there a germ of sad wisdom in this cartoon depicting a manager’s suggestion box follies?

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