People Management

With some employees, it isn’t a matter of ability, it’s a matter of attitude. And while you can’t control someone’s horrible personality, you can decide how you’re going to respond. Use these scripts and strategies to confront problem employees and effectively manage employee discipline so you can bring motivating back to the forefront of your workday.

The first rule of people management is not to let one bad apple spoil your whole bunch. Difficult people can put a strain on the productive members of your team.

Make the most of your human capital. Browse our articles on the good, the bad and the ugly of People Management…

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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.

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

To showcase your leadership, make bold decisions that send a message. That approach works for Bob Chapman, chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, a $2 billion capital equipment and engineering consulting firm.

Is there a germ of sad wisdom in this cartoon depicting a manager's suggestion box follies?
In the all-out battle to recruit and retain the best qualified, most highly motivated and loyal workforce, more organizations are experimenting with taking a radically flexible approach to monitoring employees’ vacation and personal leave—or even abandoning such tracking entirely.
Change in itself doesn’t lead to success, as 70% of reorganizations fail. A common culprit is weak communication from the top.
Need a bit of inspiration as you prepare for the holidays? Here’s what a variety of workers had to say when asked to name the best gift they ever received from an employer in any season.
What should the rules of telecommuting be—and who is it really working for?

If you don't read the results of a staff engagement survey correctly, you might be doomed to the same fate as the clueless manager in this true story.

You don't wake up every day worrying about developmental coaching. It's the remedial variety that can make or break a manager. A recent webinar offered some approaches for these tricky conversations.
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