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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OK, so you know it’s not a leader’s job to be liked. Still, it is part of the job to convey to your team members that you care about them. Here’s a blog post that lays out tips from FBI behavioral expert Robin Dreeke on how to build rapport.
When your people say, “We can’t change that,” what they mean is that it’s hard. Changing one thing would mean having to change something else. It might even lead to unintended consequences and a cascade of unanticipated problems.
You know you shouldn’t have cried, overreacted, yelled, or accused. However, managers are only human, and sometimes emotions get the best of them in the workplace. Here's how to tactfully make amends with staff and move on.
In most cases with some patience, coaching and training, you can turn most employees into high performers. That said, some employees are incorrigible, and nothing you can do will turn their behavior around.
When you have decided that it’s time to let go of someone, don’t rush the decision. Otherwise, you could land yourself and your organization in legal trouble.
Most management experts warn that you shouldn’t micromanage employees because doing so can stunt their creativity and lower their accountability. However, here are four cases when it might be necessary for you to micromanage staff:
To foster teamwork, give employees a voice. Let them work together to make decisions and they’ll collaborate more freely.
For years, you’ve heard that you should praise employees for superior work. But how? It’s better to choose from a range of approaches. Here are five examples.
Many CEOs realize that they need a mission statement that guides the organization and its employees. But a trite mission can fall flat.
In October 2008, Fred Tomczyk spent his first month as TD Ameritrade’s CEO under fire. He found himself running the financial services firm amid a punishing global economic crisis. But rather than retreat into survival mode, he decided to overhaul the firm’s business model.