Managing People at Work

Employee conflict can be a healthy stimulus toward innovative solutions and a freer atmosphere in which to constructively disagree. David Roth, CEO of AppFirst, says there are five things he’s learned about it.

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Poorly conducted interviews can result in bad hiring decisions and lead to legal trouble. So how do you maximize their effectiveness and minimize potential biases?

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When you’re looking to hire new people, is all the weight on your shoulders? Or do you conduct interviews as part of a team?

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You’ve worked hard to become a great manager. The next step in your career is to become a great leader.

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An end-of-year gift is a great way to show your staff how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. But good intentions can quickly turn into sticky situations. Here are some considerations:

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There are times when being a wimp can help you. “It can help you successfully navigate volatile situations, protect important relationships and get you what you want professionally,” says communication consultant Geoffrey Tumlin.

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Every manager should have an up-to-date employee manual on hand that outlines company policies and procedures.

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Managers often complain they have too much work, yet many of their employees believe that they themselves are underused and aren’t given opportunities to learn new skills. So it’s a good idea to ask yourself, “Am I delegating enough work?”

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Calling into conference calls can be a hassle under the best of circumstances, but it’s even more challenging when you are on the road. MobileDay makes it easy to join conference calls on the go.

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When a colleague takes credit for your great idea or a client suddenly moves up a deadline, your blood may feel as if it is boiling. Could such instances give you high blood pressure?

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