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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Responding to a crisis tests a leader’s fortitude. Your ability to reassure employees and help them cope with fear and uncertainty can solidify your standing.

Can a company grow too big to ­manage? Based in India, Tata Consultancy Services has about 285,000 employees and $11.6 billion in annual revenue. Its CEO, Natarajan Chandra­­sekaran, faces a daunting challenge: main­­tain­­ing the firm’s fast growth without letting it balloon into a bloated mess.

It's time you responded to your harshest critic—yourself at age 18, who had no idea what demands lay ahead in running a staff of (gasp!) adults.

For many organizations, promotions are random decisions left to managers. That’s a mistake … and a common one. Use these tips to choose the right people for advancement.

Many senior executives think they can spot key influencers. But they are often wrong, survey results show. Use a snowball sampling to find out who those people really are.
Lack of trust in management is one of the main reasons employees disengage from their work and seek jobs elsewhere. Here are 10 ways to keep them on board.

The summer months, when most people take vacations, can be trying times for managers. A number of problems seem to get worse during the summer—absenteeism, tardiness, inattention, horseplay. How do smart managers avoid these summertime blues? Primarily by planning. Here are some approaches to try.

Management is a technology—a technology from the 1850s. Few 19th century technologies are still in use. And no matter how you cut it, management is designed purely to get compliance. So how to replace compliance with engagement?
Though some employees leave for reasons you can’t control, you can proactively eliminate many of the factors that lead to a job change.
Basketball star Pete Maravich (1947-1988) revolutionized the game with his ball-handling skills. But it didn’t happen by accident: Pete’s father blazed his son’s path to greatness with great care.
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