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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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Here’s how to keep business running as usual and make the transition as stress-free as possible.
"Oh, I could never try something like this," you might think after sampling this list of offbeat ways to give employees a grin. Or could you?
Most employees will motivate them­­selves—if you let them. All you need to do is treat them fairly, unclog lines of communication and keep your promises. Try these simple steps.

What’s the single most important skill that a leader needs to run a big organization? Empathy. At least that’s what Jeremy Darroch thinks. He’s the CEO of Sky, a London-based satellite broadcasting and media company.

Tenured, experienced and high-­performing teammates can decide they are simply “too good” to complete certain duties. To encourage a prima donna to chip in, follow this strategy.

One CEO knew his employees needed a big lift after enduring a snowy and frigid winter. Read how his "Summer of Love" gave them a light at the end of the tunnel.
Swearing doesn’t have to result in co-worker harassment or poor public relations in order for you to send out a cease-and-desist order. If you think someone’s language is a workplace problem, that’s all the justification you need to act.
Use these activities to encourage your employees to share feedback you can use to improve your organization.
To help employees handle conflict in a healthy way, create opportunities for them to learn each other’s personalities and communication styles.
Are the dog days of summer taking a toll on your staff’s creativity and productivity? Try one of these strategies to reenergize the workplace.
Here are a few simple reasons to put an employee recognition program into practice right now—and tips on how to do it.
The problem with simply throwing more money at employees is that many—maybe even most—still won’t believe that you are paying them what they deserve ...
An employee walks out the door forever and points to you as the reason he just couldn’t take any more. What can you do to get past that awkward time when you’ve been branded as a villain?
Improving communication and in­­creasing transparency within your organization doesn’t need to be an elaborate, time-intensive process. In fact, Voices.com, a voice-over talent company, has found just the opposite is true.
Staff morale is a key factor in how engaged and accountable employees feel in their roles. But how do you keep spirits high when business waters are clearly troubled?
There’s no shortage of negative employee behaviors that can have an ill effect on the entire workplace. The problem is when the behavior is not so bad where discipline or termination is in order, but managers must do something. And that something isn’t to drop the problem employee in HR’s lap! Help managers overcome some of the most griped about employee behaviors themselves with these tricks of the managerial trade.
Behold Edgar, the loneliest manager, who thought he was leading a staff of wunderkinds—until the ugly truth kicked in.

Leaders who motivate with action, not words, tend to make a lasting impression. Just ask Chad Dickerson. As CEO of Etsy, the e-commerce website, Dickerson urges the company’s 600 employees to integrate their work with their personal life.

If you haven’t been charged with shaking innovation out of your staff, you may soon be. Here's what managers can do to make it happen.
What's your office's flip-flop factor? In any business, dress that is too relaxed can set a mood unconducive to productivity—and violators may see career repercussions.
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