Coaching & Motivating

Never be ‘too busy’ to coach each worker

November 6, 2016
Do you find yourself putting out fires all day, not coaching or leading? Or do you feel you’re spread so thin that you rarely have time to praise fine work, ask smart questions or serve as a sounding board for ideas?

What a good manager might have said to the Chicago Cubs if game seven had gone wrong

November 5, 2016
On a mid-October night in an alternate universe, the Cleveland Indians actually defeated the Chicago Cubs in game seven of the World Series to take baseball’s 2016 crown, and in doing so, denied millions of diehard Cubs fans from realizing their century-old dream of winning a league title. What could manager Joe Maddon possibly have said to his team to make such a fictional defeat less crushing? Maybe he could have tried something that, with a little modification, might work for any leader trying to motivate a staff in their worst moment.

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.

Irritating worker? Bury the ax

September 5, 2016
When you and a team member aren’t hitting it off, how can you best perform as a leader? Here are ideas to consider.

Does your office need a makeover?

August 15, 2016
Sixty-two percent of U.S. workers say they would be more motivated if their employers made an effort to improve workplace surroundings, reports Ambius, an interior design company.

Keeping remote workers motivated

August 13, 2016
Can even an entirely virtual company can keep its people at full productivity?

Keep workers’ stress under control

August 5, 2016
Often managers feel caught between a rock and a hard place. Challenged to meet organizational goals in a tough economic climate, they push teams to do more and watch the stress levels rise.

Motivate these 5 types of employees

July 22, 2016
Follow this advice to motivate these five different workplace types.

4 ways to increase employee loyalty

July 21, 2016
Loyalty is often a big motivator for employees. A feeling of belonging can lead some to put forth just a little extra effort toward accomplishing team goals.

When money doesn’t talk

July 19, 2016
How to keep your low-wage employees motivated and productive.