Get past anger in the workplace

October 6, 2016
Gossip and jealousy cause resentment and anger in the office. Here are some tips to get past it and return to making thoughtful workplace decisions.
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The many hats of a leader

September 14, 2016
Producer, manager and leader were once three distinct roles. Today, as a Manager/Leader in an increasingly volatile and complex world, you wear all three hats simultaneously.
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1-Minute Strategies: October ’16

September 14, 2016
Don’t forget the box … Only keep the last three performance appraisals … Positive reinforcement
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How did everything get so out of control?

September 12, 2016
All it takes is one worker to get away with bending the rules and others will follow.
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Let’s (not) do lunch

September 9, 2016
Consider a walk instead of a meal.
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Tales From the Trenches: Time for some ‘fun’

September 1, 2016
“I’ve got a great new idea for a fun activity to reward our staff!”   “I’ll get everyone together in the parking lot right at 5:00 p.m., and we’ll all carpool from there to a Tiki bar. After a fully catered happy hour, we’ll move the festivities to the county fair! There’ll be a competitive […]
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How to offer a second chance

August 15, 2016
A worker has fouled up big time—severely enough to justify immediate termination. Yet you feel like he may deserve a second chance. Here’s how you can go about giving it to him.
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Does disciplining make you uneasy?

August 13, 2016
Many managers dislike having to discipline their workers. And the employees who fail to produce acceptable work are rarely the easiest ones with whom to talk. They may be prickly, snide or cryptic. Here’s how to discipline them.
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Keeping remote workers motivated

August 13, 2016
Can even an entirely virtual company can keep its people at full productivity?
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4 phrases that can sabotage job reviews

June 16, 2016
When you talk with employees about their performance reviews, beware of using common phrases that can unintentionally communicate the wrong message, or come across as too negative or personal. Certain phrases can kill employee morale, weaken productivity or open up the organization to a discrimination lawsuit. Avoid the following phrases…
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