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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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Building trust is a critical part of leading a high-functioning team. Here are five steps to create an atmosphere of trust in the workplace.
Medical emergencies occur in workplaces every day. Recognizing what is going on and quickly getting an employee proper care can play a huge role in the outcome.
If your organization has a leadership development program, there’s no reason to keep it shrouded in mystery. A lack of transparency about the program’s structure and selection process can stoke confusion and jealousy among would-be participants.

It’s hard to be a boss for the first time, but Dan McCarthy, the director of Executive Development Pro­­grams at the University of New Hamp­­shire, has some tips to help you out.

You give instructions, but people don’t follow your lead. The solution is to prepare so that you provide supportive, timely coaching. Follow these five steps to pave the way for effective coaching.

You cannot demand that people own their jobs. Instead, you must provide a link between individual effort and a greater good. Here’s how to maximize your team’s ownership.

Intelligent leaders don’t know everything. But they’re smart enough to ask the right questions. Posing sharp inquiries elevates your team’s thinking. Here are four simple ones that effective leaders ask their colleagues.
Career development appears at the top of many lists. Unfortunately, the lists tend to be focused on what employees desperately want but are not getting from their managers.

You probably wouldn’t be where you are professionally if it weren’t for an attentive boss who took an interest and recognized your special talents. Now it’s time to pass that favor along by recognizing and cultivating talent among your own employees. Here’s how:

With some 1.5 million Americans affected by Parkinson’s disease and about 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year, chances are you may manage someone with this motor system disorder during your career.
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