Coaching & Motivating

Identifying and handling issues with your difficult employees

March 17, 2023
Every team has them and every manager needs to handle the challenges that come along with those difficult employees. The worst thing you can do is ignore the behavior—otherwise, you will lose your valuable, easy-to-work-with staff. Here are the problem personalities you may encounter, and how to work with those individuals to correct the behavior and strengthen the team.

Become the best boss you can be

March 8, 2023
American poet Maya Angelou famously said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” In that simple wisdom lies the heart of inspirational leadership and becoming a “favorite boss” to those you lead.

Essential elements of an effective employee coaching plan

January 27, 2023
Like a recipe for a dish, you’ll need a detailed list of ingredients before building your employee coaching plan. That way, you’ll have all the tools you need to implement your new plan. Here are the fundamental elements.

How to develop an effective employee coaching plan

January 20, 2023
Sports fans bear witness to the effectiveness of the coaching process every time they see their team come back from behind to secure a win. Coaching your employees isn’t so different, and the results can be just as impressive as winning the Super Bowl.

How to avoid employee favoritism

January 20, 2023
Whether intentional or not, it’s best to avoid favoritism at all costs to maintain a fair and balanced workplace. To help you out, here are four effective tips for avoiding choosing favorites at the office.

7 tips for coaching “problem” employees

January 13, 2023
Do you have a staff member with a bad attitude or a Gen Zer who treats guidelines in the employee handbook as mere suggestions? Though not enjoyable, managers know that dealing with problem employees comes with the job. And through coaching—defined as using constructive feedback to help someone achieve work goals, learn new skills or adopt more effective behavior—leaders can promote change.

How to nurture high-potential employees

January 12, 2023
High-potential employees, or HIPOs, typically stand out among their peers based on superior performance. They often master their roles and responsibilities early in their tenure and look for additional opportunities to excel. Proactive companies try to make the most of their highest-performing talent, and building a HIPO (AKA fast track) program often makes sense.

Stop taking high performers for granted

January 12, 2023
Here are two simple tactics that will improve your staff engagement and slow the “quiet quitting” of your team.

Catch people doing good and reward them for it

December 22, 2022
Read any leadership book or attend any leadership seminar and you will often hear that employer recognition does not happen often enough. It’s a fact that best-selling leadership author Paul Falcone wholeheartedly agrees with. And recognizing employees’ efforts publicly—and often—is key.

The ghost of the pandemic says: Here’s how to motivate remote workers in 2023

December 20, 2022
About 70 percent of employees now work remotely worldwide, according to Apollo Technical, a recruiting agency. Here are some of the ways they recommend motivating your far-flung workforce in the new year.