Coaching & Motivating

Coaching: A 5-step plan

November 13, 2020
Coaching employees isn’t about telling them what to do. The best coaching helps employees discover on their own how they can improve their performance and their career prospects. Follow these five steps to get the process going.

Keys to motivate simpler than you think

October 29, 2020
Management experts and gurus have all kinds of theories on how to motivate employees. The best way is the simplest: Ask your employees, and observe them at work.

What can leaders do to minimize employee anxiety?

October 7, 2020
Bill Gimbel, president of LaSalle Benefits, has helped companies across America develop mental health benefit plans that meet their employee’ needs. Leadership Briefings reached out to Bill to find out what employers can do for employees’ mental well-being in these troubled times.

Dealing with that deadbeat worker

September 25, 2020
So-called “deadbeat” employees—the ones who show up late, call in sick, and always seem on the brink of failure—are never fun to deal with. Take these steps when you have one on your team.

Negativity sometimes rooted in fear

September 23, 2020
Before you turn your back on negative workers—or turn them out— explore their concerns and what can be done.

Brighten spirits dimmed by the pandemic

September 11, 2020
Management cannot change the events going on in the world during one of the most unusual years in modern history. What leaders can do, however, is offer support.

Address employees’ fear of change

September 10, 2020
If your employees are at best ambivalent about implementing an imminent change (a new product, service, procedure, etc.), dealing with their fears straightforwardly can be the best tactic. Follow these three steps to help them help themselves—and you.

Help your employees battle pandemic stress

August 14, 2020
Juggling personal and professional obligations has never been an easy task. The demands inflicted over the past few months due to the pandemic, however, have caused unprecedented challenges to this balancing act—especially for workers with kids.

Coach underperforming employees in 5 steps

August 14, 2020
Shape up or ship out isn’t an effective strategy for coaching employees whose performance doesn’t meet requirements. You’ve got to be open-minded but clear about the consequences of continued noncompliance. Take a deep breath and follow this step-by-step approach.

Restart a stalled employee

July 24, 2020
When an employee says, “I can’t do my assignment,” you’re likely to be upset. That’s a legitimate reaction, but don’t let it hinder getting the job done and restoring the employee’s motivation. Ask these four questions.