Help shy people do their very best

October 11, 2017
Don’t force shy employees out of their shell. Follow these tips instead.
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1-Minute Strategies: November ’17

October 11, 2017
Next meeting covering a divisive issue? Get employees’ feedback well before it starts.
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6 replies when employees fall short

October 10, 2017
One of the most important roles you can play as a leader is that of motivator—even when employees haven’t met expectations. Instead of kicking employees when they’re down, use these phrases to refocus them and inspire them to move forward.
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Employee set to bolt? Read the signs

September 22, 2017
Given that recent research by the Society of Human Resources Management indicates just 38% of employees in the United States are very satisfied with their job, there’s a good chance your employees may be unhappy at work—despite what they share verbally.
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1-Minute Strategies: October ’17

September 13, 2017
Show a genuine interest in what an employee did on her vacation or a few days off to do something special.
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Respond to employees who say, ‘We tried that before’

September 13, 2017
Change resistance comes in all shapes and sizes, but the most common form is the seemingly innocent phrase “We tried that before, and it didn’t work.” To put an end to this type of change resistance, follow this advice.
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Sound Bites: September ’17

September 1, 2017
6 key words to learn … Is German chocolate cake actually German?
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Of storks, babies and employee accountability

August 23, 2017
Engaged employees are an invaluable asset. But the key question is not “Is employee engagement good?” but rather “Does employee engagement truly drive results?” It’s not engagement but accountability that gets the credit for good results.
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The tough decision checklist: Finish it and sleep soundly tonight

August 16, 2017
Stop second-guessing yourself and get out a pen. After you go coolly through this checklist point by point, you’ll be ready to stand up and make that difficult call—no hesitation, and no regrets.
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Do a background check on your video-conferences

August 9, 2017
Make sure there’s nothing that’s inappropriate, distracting, messy or just plain unprofessional behind you.
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