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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If your organization has a gossip problem, here are three ways to get rid of it.
Should you fight at work? Man­age­ment gurus Jack and Suzy Welch think so, as long as “the conflict is a means to an end and the end is a better decision.”
When employees’ performance, be­­hav­­ior or attitude has you concerned—or prepared to hand out pink slips—take a step back. Often the problem has more to do with bad job fit than bad employees. Here are signals that you have assigned the right people to the wrong jobs.
Here are a few simple ways to prevent and manage workplace bullying—for the sake of your staff, and your own ability to be an influential manager.
We all have different productivity styles. Learning which style fits each person the best can help to personalize productivity efforts, writes Carson Tate, founder of productivity consultancy Working Simply.
How do you get peak performance out of employees working in jobs they think aren’t worth their time? Here are some tips to consider.
New leaders tend to get tripped up on praise because they worry that it will seem unprofessional or that people will get overconfident and complacent. It isn’t ... and they won’t.
The three criteria for polite communication that we probably learned as kids haven't changed one iota since then—so why have so many on the staff never been able to internalize them?
Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke men’s basketball team, has many on-the-court successes. He was the first Division  I men’s basketball coach to reach 1,000 wins, he has five national championships and he coached the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic teams to gold medal victories. Take his advice for leading a team to success.
A recent survey revealed many people would be more engaged in their work if only their bosses could paint a picture of their future.