Managing & Communicating

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Nerves don’t necessarily mean you have a bad candidate

July 12, 2017
Don’t summarily dismiss a job candidate based on some silly nervousness during the interview.
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No grudge here. Really

July 12, 2017
After you criticize an employee for poor performance or a workplace foul-up, make it a point to approach him or her with some benign small talk the next day.
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The gang invites you to Friday Happy Hour: Should you go?

June 14, 2017
Why not? But make sure you bring your professionalism with you.
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The Marine Corps does it, and so do many sports coaches

June 14, 2017
That is, call people by their last names (without a courtesy title, of course). With your employees, use their first names—it’s friendly ground.
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6 tips to address slipping performance

June 11, 2017
When an employee’s job performance suddenly declines, too often managers wait and hope it gets better. It probably won’t.
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Walk the fine line: How a manager can balance effective leadership with being well liked

June 9, 2017
Being a manager requires that you strike a number of sensitive balances with your team and peers: You want to develop authentic and respectful relationships, while maintaining professional boundaries. It’s a tall order.
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How do you address a challenging employee?

May 22, 2017
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?
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Team building ideas that aren’t completely lame

May 22, 2017

Enough of those tired team builders that feel more like obligations to seem happy we’re all at work. You’ve got a fun group, so try out something from these suggestions—and get ready for some laughs and eye-opening moments.

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10 office faux pas you’ve committed for the last time

May 22, 2017
We made these mistakes so you don’t have to.
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Motivate those ‘average’ employees

May 10, 2017
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.
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