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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Can even an entirely virtual company can keep its people at full productivity?
A workaholic boss can make you feel the need to constantly work, but understanding your job, limits, and boundaries will help you cope.
Henry Mucci didn’t mince words with his men. As leader of the U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion, Lt. Col. Mucci bluntly warned his 100+ troops that they could die on their next mission.
Are you productive? Many leaders introduce an irrational element into their thinking about whether they’re working smart.
Three out of four employers say they lose two or more hours of productivity per day because employees are distracted.
According to this myth, all a supervisor has to do is to keep his or her people happy. If he or she does, the work will take care of itself.
Turn a mediocre performer into a star by following a four-step process.
In 2013, Nike flubbed a meeting to renew its sponsorship contract with Stephen Curry.
Are you drowning in work, but not confident that you can delegate high-priority or important work to your employees?
In March 2015, Marvin Ellison addressed 1,000 J.C. Penney store managers. They didn’t know him well; he had arrived at Penney just three months earlier as its president after a successful career at Home Depot.
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