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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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As a young manager at Johnson & Johnson, Jim Burke developed a therapeutic chest rub for children. The product launched to great fanfare—and failed miserably.
Your employees have job titles. And specific duties are inherent in the title. But, often, it’s not that simple. Here are some guidelines to help you keep job descriptions in line with the actual work your employees do.
Looking to add to your team? Scott Wintrip, author of High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant, offers these tips.
When new employees join your team, they may already be feeling worried about fitting in or failing. Don’t make the transition harder on them. Instead, follow this advice.
Offering employees incentives can be a great motivator—if you do it the right way. Follow these rules.
As a manager, how do you address performance issues when everyone can listen in? How do you have work-related conversations other people shouldn’t hear?
Here are six points to help guide you when you tell an employee that you will be monitoring his work.
If you want your best employees to head for the hills, do these three things.
Some executives, like dogs, “bite” by being disrespectful or demeaning. There are key indicators, Timothy R. Clark explains, that signal this tendency quickly.
We have a belief that when we’re listening to someone, we have to do something to show that we’re listening, like smiling or nodding our head. Not so. That’s called looking like you’re listening.
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