Dictators, complainers, and faultfinders with brilliant visions may command reluctant crews for a while, but their arrogance, impatience, and condemnation burn out workers before they can thrive. Conversely, employees follow likable leaders gladly with unconditional conviction. When staffers portray managers, they skip innate characteristics like intelligence, extraverted personalities, and charisma. Instead, they focus on qualities […]

Many team leaders have not received personnel supervision training. They may lack the awareness, sensitivity, and values for effective daily interactions. Business skills and methods are easier to learn than principles and attitudes, the main underlying concerns hindering workforce management success. Supervisors are your firm’s front-line representatives. How they oversee staffers sets your operation’s tone. […]

Track Employee Productivity and Performance with 14 Technological Tools Terminating one underachieving worker and training his replacement can deplete up to a fifth of his annual salary, so we advise managing employee performance well to correct minor issues, improve staff retention, and prevent unnecessary and costly separations and new hires. That goal can be challenging […]

How to Become a Better Leader by Increasing Your Self-Awareness What is self-awareness? It’s cultivating self-knowledge. It’s making an effort to understand both your strengths and your weaknesses. It’s admitting when you’ve made a mistake, or when you don’t know the answer. It’s remaining aware of how others might perceive your words and actions. And […]

How to Foster Gender Equality in Your Workplace If you’re not sure whether your workplace has a gender equality issue, then it probably has one. Men may not intentionally behave in ways that make their female coworkers feel discriminated against, but at the same time, they may not recognize issues of sexism and gender inequality […]

3 Ways to Manage Remote Employees — Painlessly Remote working is getting more and more popular as technology has advanced to the point where it’s easy to stay in touch and share data with staff members around the country and the world. But even though the 2010 census report indicated that 13.4 million Americans work […]

5 Tips for Managing Creative Employees Creative employees, and the innovation they foster, are the lifeblood of many organizations. But it’s not easy to manage creative types, especially when they happen to also be difficult types. Creative employees need the space and freedom required for experimentation and risk-taking, but at the same time, they need […]

How to Keep Bullying Out of Your Workplace Workplace bullying is a serious issue in the U.S., one that 13.7 million Americans are currently dealing with. One survey, which asked 2,283 people about their experiences with workplace bullying, found that a shocking 96 percent of workers have experienced bullying at work. Eighty-nine percent of workplace […]

5 (Almost) Free and Unusual Ways to Boost Employee Morale You know when office morale is low. There’s a feeling of discontent in the air, which usually fuels poor performance, office gossip, and high turnover. Some managers try to boost morale via peppy slogans or incentive programs. The problem is that posters don’t usually work, […]

The 7 Most Common Performance Appraisal Mistakes For many companies, the end of the year brings holiday hours, a break room full of treats, and the dreaded annual performance review period. Employees are generally anxious to hear whether their performance has earned them a raise (and maybe a bonus) while bosses usually dread the paperwork […]