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If you’re confused by an employee’s behavior, don’t let that stop you from speaking clearly.
When you sit in your office chair, are you facing the doorway? That’s
not the best layout if employees pass by, make eye contact as you look
up and then stop and chat.
You’re often privy to confidential information like impending layoffs
or a corporate merger. As much as you’d like to tell your employees,
you can’t. You must keep quiet until final decisions are made.
You’re a hotshot. You get things done and rarely make mistakes. But even though you don’t screw up often, you’re human.
Want to bowl over your boss with your brilliant analysis? I’ve got three words of advice for you: prepare, prepare, prepare.
Q. My boss hates his job and his life. He’s cynical about everything, and no matter what I do he doesn’t seem to champion my cause. I’ll never move up with him in the way. Am I stuck?
Q. I moved into a new office two months ago. My company promised me all new furniture, but it hasn’t arrived yet. No one’s following up and I’m getting tired of waiting for decent furniture. I’m sick of nagging. What else can I do?
If you have employees with chronic attendance problems, you can’t rely on company policy to make things easier. Even if you follow the rules and mete out punishment fairly, it’ll still drain your energy and divert you from more important matters.
You ask an employee to set aside 30 minutes next Friday for a private
meeting. Naturally, he wonders what’s up. Don’t keep him guessing.
Q. When I have to train a new hire, I’m not very patient, so I tend to
skip over a lot of little things. What should I do?