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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The most effective form of supervisor/employee relationship is also the simplest and most accurate: adult-to-adult.
No one likes to discipline team members, but eventually you’ll face a gut-wrenching moment when you have to enforce the organization’s rules.
By spending too much time trying to overhaul his employee’s personality, John Ryan made matters worse.
Kids might be the ultimate efficiency hack, according to a working paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Why do some hotheads get away with it while others are tarnished?
Here is a checklist with a dozen actions a manager can adopt to drastically improve working relationships with employees.
Telling a chronic procrastinator “Just do it” is like telling a clinically depressed person to cheer up.
To walk the fine line of being both a manager and a counselor, here is some advice.
You enter into a coaching relationship with enthusiasm. But over time, the fire can go out—and you dread what you initially enjoyed.
Powerful people often insist that they’re great listeners. In truth, however, some of them interrupt frequently and rarely listen with an open mind.
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