Coaching & Motivating

Motivate the long-termers

July 4, 2017
When a long-term employee seems to be stuck in a rut or is simply coasting, a few moves by the employee’s manager can shake out the cobwebs and rekindle the employee’s fire. Here are five tips.

6 tips to address slipping performance

June 11, 2017
When an employee’s job performance suddenly declines, too often managers wait and hope it gets better. It probably won’t.

How do you address a challenging employee?

May 22, 2017
The hardest part of any job search is selling yourself. Even when you have years of experience in an industry this can be a challenge. How do you package your skills when you do not have experience?

Team building ideas that aren’t completely lame

May 22, 2017

Enough of those tired team builders that feel more like obligations to seem happy we’re all at work. You’ve got a fun group, so try out something from these suggestions—and get ready for some laughs and eye-opening moments.

Conduct meaningful 1-on-1s

May 10, 2017
Make the most of your one-on-one feedback sessions with employees by following these steps.

A good boss instills self-reliance in staff

April 21, 2017
Employees are never as productive as they might be if they don’t feel fully responsible for their jobs. In other words, employees need to feel that they have more control over their work than you do.

It’s time to start delegating

April 17, 2017
The “I’ll just do it myself” attitude you may be harboring is hurting your career and team.

Burnout may be our biggest retention problem

April 11, 2017
Burnout is responsible for up to half of all employee attrition, according to a new study. Ninety-five percent of chief HR officers surveyed said burnout is sabotaging their workforce retention efforts.

3 things all employees want

April 10, 2017

The “at least I have a job” feeling has worn off among employed Ameri­­cans. After years of taking on new duties for old pay, many are feeling overworked, underpaid and underpromoted. Two in five say they’re now seeking new jobs. Here are three key things your employees will seek elsewhere if you’re not providing it.

Followers are always watching you

March 26, 2017
Seeking to reduce employee injuries, Paul Anderson sought ideas from his top safety official who declared, “It’s your fault.”