Leadership & Career

9 essentials to be a great manager

May 14, 2021
The word “management” covers a wide variety of activities. To succeed as a manager on any level, don’t neglect any of these essentials.

Recognize abrasiveness before it takes root

May 12, 2021
Unfortunately, managers sometimes fall into acting abrasively, which generally means intimidating employees. Workplace pressures may push you into similar behavior unless you recognize the intellectual and emotional patterns that lead in this direction. Check out these three common perceptions and see if they apply to you.

Enlist your employees in ethics issues

May 12, 2021
When top executives commit crimes and other ethical violations, their actions make headlines. But ethical behavior is the responsibility of everyone from the corner office to the mailroom. Head off crises by tapping into your detailed knowledge of employees at every level.

Take the right approach to conflict

May 12, 2021
No matter how peaceful and friendly your workplace is at most times, conflict is always a lurking possibility. How you deal with it can make the difference between a healthy exchange of viewpoints and a disagreement that threatens to shatter cooperation and productivity. Keep these points in mind for handling conflict constructively.

Don’t mistake kindness for leadership

May 12, 2021
Managers gain power and influence by treating their employees with kindness and respect. Some managers, though, can’t tell the difference between kindness and accountability. You can’t abdicate the needs of leadership, however, so stay clear of these traits that can steer you astray.

Keep workplace anger under control

April 28, 2021
You can’t control employees’ emotions, but as a manager you have a responsibility to maintain a professional atmosphere. Take these steps to manage anger before it spirals out of control.

Celebrate the small stuff

April 23, 2021
In difficult times, it’s important to celebrate the work that goes well. Doing so raises spirits and focuses your crew on what they can do as opposed to their problems.

Common missteps you need to avoid

April 23, 2021
Nobody’s perfect. As a manager, you’ll make some mistakes. Just avoid these common missteps that rookies and veterans alike are vulnerable to.

How to cultivate collaboration

April 14, 2021
Teamwork is a cooperative effort. As a team leader, pay attention to these guidelines for successful collaboration.

How to be an assertive manager without coming off as pushy: 8 tips

April 9, 2021
Ever feel like a wimpy manager or an administrative doormat? Stand up for your interests and express your feelings by developing greater assertiveness.