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Start the day right by … eating a live frog?

November 3, 2015
Here are six amazingly simple productivity routines practiced by some of the world’s greatest business minds—that could just change the tone of the entire day.

Ill advice: When do you stay home from work, when do you drag yourself in?

October 19, 2015
Ever encounter a team member wearing three layers of clothing when everyone else is comfortable, resting her head on the desk any chance she gets and toting a box of Kleenex everywhere she goes? While your initial thoughts might be that you wouldn’t have shown up in that condition and that you’d rather she had taken the day off, examine whether these statements are actually true.

Employees doing the minimum? How to fix it

October 6, 2015
It’s worth pulling alongside drifting employees to discuss how to get more wind in their sails. Here’s how to do it.

Got analysis paralysis?

September 29, 2015
Your ability to make sound business decisions swiftly—even when they involve ambiguity and risk—is a major factor in managing a successful team. Here are some simple hacks to help you make better decisions.

Working well with your fellow team leaders

September 19, 2015
Without good peer relationships, it’s very difficult to coordinate projects or work cooperatively across team lines. Here’s some expert insight into strengthening yours.

Why not treat your staff like kindergartners?

August 24, 2015
Teachers are some of the first “managers” people ever encounter. In honor of back-to-school season, here are five ideas worth borrowing from teachers for your own workplace.

Documentation: Do it right

July 22, 2015

As a manager, discipline is part of the job. However, no discipline of any employee should ever occur without documenting the meeting. Many lawsuits are lost on the absence or shoddiness of supervisor documentation. Keep your documents on the legal up-and-up with these reminders

Motivation meltdown

July 14, 2015
Are the dog days of summer taking a toll on your staff’s creativity and productivity? Try one of these strategies to reenergize the workplace.

Go forth and motivate

July 9, 2015
Here are a few simple reasons to put an employee recognition program into practice right now—and tips on how to do it.

Lead your staff through a crisis

June 30, 2015
Staff morale is a key factor in how engaged and accountable employees feel in their roles. But how do you keep spirits high when business waters are clearly troubled?