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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Jerry Colangelo, owner of the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks, runs businesses that employ more than 5,000 people. His employees have ranged from basketball stars such as Charles Barkley to part-timers at ballpark concession stands. We spoke with Colangelo about his management philosophy and the lessons he has learned after 33 years in the business of pro sports.
Resist the hype to embrace online training for your employees.
When interviewing for a job, don’t dwell on why you left your last position.
Richard H. Jenrette, 69, has an impressive résumé. The retired chairman, president and CEO of The Equitable Companies also co-founded Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), a large investment banking and securities firm that remains a Wall Street powerhouse.
An interview with Richard H. Jenrett, retired chairman, president and CEO of The Equitable Companies and co-founder of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
Here’s an easy way to demystify the art of motivating employees: Compare yourself to a good primary-care physician.
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