Did he just say, ‘That’s not my job’?

  • June 30, 2016

It’s the ultimate punch in the manager’s gut because it’s taken as a direct affront to the boss’s authority. You’ve been challenged. Undermined. Dissed. Ouch!

One common phrase that stifles motivation

  • April 01, 2016

Here’s a line you may toss at your employees that seems reasonable at the outset, but could have downstream consequences when it comes to productivity, and worse,...

Uh oh! My whole staff is disengaged

  • March 23, 2016

Every organization has one or two employees who can be labeled as hopelessly disengaged, totally unplugged and here just for the paycheck and other trimmings you call...

The dark side of management

  • February 09, 2016

It’s a place you don’t want to enter. And unsurprisingly, many supervisors find themselves there. “There” is the shady side, the underhanded side, the dark side...

Capitalize those brand names

  • January 20, 2016

Here is a list of products you should capitalize in your writing because they are actually brand names.

4 employee types that drive you nuts

  • January 11, 2016

Most workers understand that if they don’t get their jobs done they could ultimately be replaced. That’s a concept easily grasped. But every workplace has one...

6 huge mistakes rookie bosses make

  • October 08, 2015

We all make mistakes. From the CEO down to the worker bees. Most errors can be fixed and almost all forgiven. But as a new manager, there are six major mistakes that can...

7 classic horror flicks haunt your workplace

  • September 17, 2015

If you’re a manager, you’ve got workplace horror stories. You know, that new hire from hell that chased away your biggest account. The budget cut that torpedoed your...

You may be a bully and not even know it

  • August 11, 2015

There are subtle ways a boss can bully his workers that are not so apparent to him or even his superiors. But the workers feel it. Those would be the little...

The top 12 songs that inspire and motivate

  • July 15, 2015

No doubt you have favorite songs that help you start your day, give you that extra shove to try something new, tell someone off, or to just console you after a letdown....