1-Minute Strategies: June ’19

May 15, 2019
Skip the “story telling” to introduce your main point … Pick up your pace
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Check the lean

May 15, 2019
When interviewing job candidates, here’s one easy read that can tell you a great deal: check the person’s lean when they’re seated.
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Feel free to call out poor performance: Criticizing workplace mistakes isn’t harassment

May 6, 2019
Employees can’t successfully claim that being pushed to do a better job—or even being shamed and ridiculed about their work habits—is anything but an unpleasant consequence of doing a lousy job.
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Avoid embarrassing an “unplugged” employee

May 2, 2019
Avoid embarrassing an “unplugged” employee by calling on him or her so you can put them on the spot.
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“Why didn’t they just google that?”

May 2, 2019
Don’t get aggravated when someone asks you a question they could easily have found the answer to online.
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The best way to help employees set goals

April 25, 2019
How you set goals for your employees is important, not just for clarity as to what needs to be done, but also for the motivational value it can add for the employee if you do it right.
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3 steps to turn around a culture

April 25, 2019
If morale has tanked, customer complaints are rampant, and turnover is high, a hostile work environment may be to blame. You will need to address the underlying issues in order to overhaul the culture and create a work environment that people are happy and proud to be a part of. Start here.
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Address lack of follow-through

April 25, 2019
You provided an employee with what you thought were explicit instructions, but days later the employee hasn’t followed through. Here’s how to respond.
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Take informal, interim reviews seriously, too

April 25, 2019
Plenty of research is floating around that supports the idea that annual performance reviews aren’t effective in driving higher performance—but should you stop conducting them?
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Spotlight your superpower

April 18, 2019
While both hard and soft skills influence our lifetime success, they’re clearly different. Unlike hard skills (e.g., computing, math, writing, foreign language), soft skills refer to our personal traits—essentially, the human art of getting along and working with others.
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