Memos to Managers

Coronavirus tactics: Managing a remote staff

March 13, 2020
Want to get the most from your remote staff? Showing that out of sight does not mean out of mind encourages them to step up their game and contribute to the company’s development.
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The culture checklist: 8 steps to recruit & retain the best

February 27, 2020
Deb Boelkes, author of The WOW Factor Workplace, suggests managers look at these eight factors to measure their role in creating a great workplace.
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How to have those ‘tough talks’ with employees: 10 tips

November 21, 2019
Tough conversations can actually strengthen relationships and help both parties grow personally and professionally—if you handle them the right way. Here are 10 tips for having those difficult conversations from Quint Studer, author of the bestseller The Busy Leader’s Handbook.
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Out of the doldrums: How to reignite your employees’ passion

July 29, 2019
Just as partners benefit from checking with one another to gauge fulfillment levels and figure out how to grow together, managers who take an interest in maintaining a passionate staff reap great rewards.
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5 ways to handle the suck-up on your team

June 11, 2019
“A ‘yes-man’ who agrees with everything a manager says can be just as destructive as a disengaged employee who doesn’t say anything at all.
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Let’s all play nice! Prevent and manage bullying in the workplace

April 21, 2019
Here are a few simple ways to prevent and manage workplace bullying—for the sake of your staff, and your own ability to be an influential manager.
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Focus on potential too

February 27, 2019
The most successful leaders see the potential in their employees—and they have a plan to help them realize that potential, says David Deacon, author of The Self-Determined Manager. He recommends you spend time answering these questions for each employee.
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Management skills checklist: Which do you do well?

January 25, 2019
The most effective managers demonstrate a very specific set of skills and behaviors in the workplace. New research by MindTools and the London Business School identified these core skills that the best managers master.
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Become a better manager with this 15-minute daily habit

January 25, 2019
A daily self-assessment practice may be the most impactful growth tool you can use to be a more effective, more fulfilled manager.
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Burnout! Four main causes of employee stress, and what you can do about it

August 24, 2018
You’ve put in the long hours to build a relationship with your team, and to better understand their strengths, weaknesses, motivators and goals for the future. While these are all key components to a successful relationship with your staff, it’s for naught if you can’t proactively prevent employee burnout.
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