Coaching & Motivating

A veteran can’t meet the new team goals

October 1, 2007
As the manager of a successful retail outlet, your company introduced an upsell approach to increase sales. One of your most experienced employees just can’t get the hang of the new strategy.

Make the most of temporary employees

September 1, 2007
It can be tricky to come up with the right formula that matches what temps can do (their skills) with what they should do (your expectations).

Set a course for new-hire success

September 1, 2007
When you make a new hire, use the employee’s probation period–often the first 90 days of employment–to make sure you’ve got a good fit and that the worker can succeed.

To get success, you’ve got to want it

August 1, 2007

We talk a lot about motivation, in a lot of different contexts–from employees’ long-term career goals, to the challenges facing female talent, to managing younger workers, to making the best new hire. And throughout all these different discussions you can hear a common theme: To get success, you’ve got to want it.

Keeping young workers motivated

August 1, 2007
Whatever label we give them–“Gen Ys,” “Millennials” or just “kids”–young workers bring unique perspectives to the workplace.

Career planning can help boost staff’s motivation

August 1, 2007
Career planning with your staff can lead to increased job satisfaction, involvement, commitment and productivity. Here’s what you need to know.

A step-by-step guide to coaching

July 1, 2007
Your job as coach is to help the worker make that change–it’s not to reprimand, and a coaching discussion shouldn’t be presented as one.

Beating the six-month slump

May 1, 2007
Most employees begin a job with lots of energy and then disengage over the first four to six months. How can you prevent your employees from becoming disengaged at work?

How do your people learn?

April 1, 2007
Each of the people we manage has a distinct way of looking at the world. They approach work in different ways—and learn in different ways as well.

Caring for a newborn team

April 1, 2007
A new project gets started, a new division is created, new staff come on board—and voilà! A team is born. Now what?