Coaching & Motivating

Explaining compensation effectively

January 7, 2016
When employees understand the process that determines what they earn, they’ll also understand the kind of performance that’s rewarded. Here’s how to cultivate that understanding.

Make sure staff know who they’re up against

December 23, 2015
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5 reasons to love team-building

December 21, 2015
If you are one of those people who thinks team-building activities are lame, think again. Here are five reasons why you should want to participate.

Don’t goad poor performance

December 17, 2015
Have you ever gotten so tired of hearing someone complain about doing a particular task that you just stopped assigning it to him?

4 reasons employees leave

November 24, 2015

One of the most sinking feelings a manager gets is when a good, solid performer utters these words: “I’m going to have to give you my two-weeks’ notice.” And the truth is, many of them leave for one of these four reasons—all preventable.

Employees sound off on the best gift they’ve received from their employer

November 17, 2015
Need a bit of inspiration as you prepare for the holidays? Here’s what a variety of workers had to say when asked to name the best gift they ever received from an employer in any season.

Are Fridays wasted days? Not if you use these tips

November 6, 2015
What gets done in your workplace on Friday? Nothing? Here are some strategies to keep Fridays from becoming wasted days.

How it’s possible to punish productivity

October 5, 2015
Without realizing it, you may be reacting to good per­­form­­ance in ways that discourage employ­­ees from repeating the achievement.

No employee left behind

September 18, 2015
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Motivate employees in those ‘dumb jobs’

September 9, 2015
How do you get peak performance out of employees working in jobs they think aren’t worth their time? Here are some tips to consider.