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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We  often think of “discipline” as “punishment.”  But it means more than that. Webster’s New World College Dictionary defines it as “training that develops self-control, character, or orderliness and efficiency.” Keeping this definition in mind can help you separate the myths about discipline from the realities.

"Our generation wants to feel like they’re a part of something and participating in a bigger success, not just clocking in and clocking out," says this 29-year-old leader. What's his key to attracting great people?
Here’s what all leaders should know—and take special note of two eye-opening statistics.
With 1 in 3 workers now over the age of 50, and a “brain drain” coming in which there are simply not enough younger people to fill jobs vacated by retirement, the time is now to boost older employees to maximum productivity as they segue slowly out of the company.
In her recent webinar, Marie McIntyre, Ph.D., outlined for the audience the most bone-headed mistakes leaders and managers make when it’s time to shake things up.
To boost the innovative output from your employees, create an environment that’s conducive to creativity. Here’s how.

One of the most sinking feelings a manager gets is when a good, solid performer utters these words: “I’m going to have to give you my two-weeks’ notice.” And the truth is, many of them leave for one of these four reasons—all preventable.

What can managers, executives and leaders learn from the FBI's techniques?

To showcase your leadership, make bold decisions that send a message. That approach works for Bob Chapman, chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, a $2 billion capital equipment and engineering consulting firm.

Is there a germ of sad wisdom in this cartoon depicting a manager's suggestion box follies?