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.
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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.
At Pixar, the people who make the products run the show. The home of “Toy Story,” “Cars,” “Finding Nemo” and “Monsters Inc.,” builds stories from the ground up, putting faith in its employees.
By publicly scolding an employee, you may feel like you’ve sent a loud-and-clear message. But it comes at a risk: A solid contributor might quit. Joel Manby offers a case in point.