Managing People at Work

There’s something about giving orders that makes most of us slightly uncomfortable if not downright queasy. But sometimes a situation makes it necessary to give a direct order to an employee and know that it will be carried out. Here’s how.

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We  often think of “discipline” as “punishment.”  But it means more than that. Webster’s New World College Dictionary defines it as “training that develops self-control, character, or orderliness and efficiency.” Keeping this definition in mind can help you separate the myths about discipline from the realities.

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Here’s your opportunity to prove to your organization that you have what it takes to be an effective manager. Keep these tips in mind.

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One of the most sinking feelings a manager gets is when a good, solid performer utters these words: “I’m going to have to give you my two-weeks’ notice.” And the truth is, many of them leave for one of these four reasons—all preventable.

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Here are some innocent-sounding blurbs that were pulled from some actual ads—but what are they really saying?

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By deciphering clues from their words and their eyes, you can vastly improve your communication with them.

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It’s worth pulling alongside drifting employees to discuss how to get more wind in their sails. Here’s how to do it.

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Without realizing it, you may be reacting to good per­­form­­ance in ways that discourage employ­­ees from repeating the achievement.

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When employees are at each other’s throats, it’s natural not to want to get between them. As tempting as it is to ignore it, it is, however, part of your job to address destructive conflict. Here’s how.

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Sometimes, even our most talented employees meet with failure. Here are five steps to take to keep productivity humming.

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