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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Believe it or not, certain “leaders” actually say this stuff. Steer clear of anything like it, even milder variants.

Looking to build trust with your team? Start with an experiment. Commit to going 90 days without complaining, criticizing or condemning. And if you’re really serious about creating a more trustworthy culture, enlist your senior executive team to join you in this 90-day challenge.

If you ask people to list the traits of effective leaders, many would assume that it pays to be helpful, compassionate, generous and trusting. But those characteristics could also describe frail, weak-willed leaders. Pleasant personalities do not necessarily make great leaders.
Here’s how to navigate this tricky work problem—without wrecking the relationship.
Often managers feel caught between a rock and a hard place. Challenged to meet organizational goals in a tough economic climate, they push teams to do more and watch the stress levels rise.
When it comes to motivating employees, most would-be leaders do their best to excite everyone. But you cannot motivate everyone no matter how hard you try.
Do your comments during performance appraisals always hit the mark?
In 2007, Scott Harrison founded a nonprofit to fund water projects in the developing world. Within six years, he raised over $100 million.
“Would you lead this project?” It’s no surprise that these words can cause anxiety.
Use these tips to draft an employee survey that provides you with information you can use.
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