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Words of wisdom that actually work

September 12, 2016
They may be clichés, but these five adages can guide you as a manager.

Show the way: The do’s and don’ts of a successful mentoring program

September 9, 2016
Treat your role as a mentor as both an honor and as a responsibility.

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.

Is an open-door policy the best policy?

August 12, 2016
The success of an open-door policy depends upon having a common sense set of rules and procedures, so that openness and transparency don’t lead to internal discord.

Here’s what the Mt. Rushmore of interview questions looks like

August 9, 2016

When it comes to analyzing employees, here are four questions that will be as effective in 500 years as they are today.

Defuse co-worker disputes the right way

July 28, 2016
Determine what you can (and can’t) manage when employees ‘go at it.’

Why your company’s biggest idiot is such a legal threat

July 18, 2016
The National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may protect workers who wildly misinterpret your intentions. Here’s how to cope.

Harness the power of stress

July 5, 2016
There’s a considerable amount of science that suggests trying to escape from stress isn’t a beneficial tactic—and that some of it can even work to your advantage.

4 signs your company’s gone to the dark side

June 30, 2016

Overwhelmed by the expectations of superiors to keep the money rolling in, it’s easy for managers to begin to overlook little ethical lapses. But where does it lead?

The gift of gab: Get better at small talk

May 13, 2016
Being a successful manager is a combination of skill, training and experience. But much of it also depends on your ability to connect with others in a way that makes them feel valued, and heard.