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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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The morning before announcing a big layoff, Jim Bryan made a call to his executive coach. And he received some invaluable advice.
Q. One of my supervisors rubs people the wrong way. Some colleagues complain that her comments bother them—and that she subtly cuts them down. What can I do to address the situation? I’m not even sure how to explain the problem to her, much less propose a solution.
The management challenge is to figure out how to keep the average employees motivated. Here are three principles managers should apply to motivate average employees—that is, employees who deliver on their objectives successfully and do not proactively seek additional tasks or challenges.
The hardest part of any job search is selling yourself. Even when you have years of experience in an industry this can be a challenge. How do you package your skills when you do not have experience?
The best way to keep employees from heading for the door is to hire right in the first place. Here are some guidelines to help you select job candidates who have the best chances of sticking around.
Zealous Puritan Oliver Cromwell, ruthless dictator and lord protector of England in the 17th century, sure knew how to minimize meetings.
Though it’s respectful to give thought to your letter’s content, writing a recommendation that’s personal, relevant and helpful to the requestor doesn’t have to be laborious.
Salary gripes are among the most difficult problems you’ll face as a supervisor. You’ll have to approach the problem sensitively, from the moment your employee expresses his complaint.
Here’s how to handle those employees who think they’ve earned the right to ease into retirement.
Make the most of your one-on-one feedback sessions with employees by following these steps.
What do you do when your employees don’t work on-site—or at a desk at all, and their work keeps them from checking email, text and voicemail regularly?
Employees are never as productive as they might be if they don’t feel fully responsible for their jobs. In other words, employees need to feel that they have more control over their work than you do.
Once or twice a month, Policinski serves as a guest lecturer in college business courses. As he discusses strategy with students and guides them through case studies, he also subtly promotes Land O’Lakes as a strong performer with a solid history of growth.
You could be over-communicating with remote employees.
Filling that open position with the right employee is an art you can easily learn. “There are two parts to hiring—the tangible and the intangible,” says Robert Rodrigues, COO of Power Digital Marketing in San Diego.
The head coach of the New England Patriots has led his football team to seven Super Bowls in 17 years—with Tom Brady as his quarterback.
Q. I assigned a person on my team to serve as “change agent.” I told him to review our policies and propose solutions to improve our operation. Now he refuses to accept anything the way it is and wants to overhaul everything (even what works). Help!
To ensure you hire the right people for your team, avoid these questions.
Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder of Bersin by Deloitte, an HR research firm and consultancy, serves up several predictions for 2017 that he believes will improve workplace productivity into the next decade.
Q. I’ve got a group of employees who are so distracted by the political goings-on on a national level that they just can’t seem to focus on work. How can I get them to concentrate better?
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