Communication

Keys to Shorter Meetings

January 1, 2013
You want to cover as much as possible, but marathon meetings take up valuable business hours and often leave participants frustrated or bored. Achieve better results in less time with these three strategies:

Show Employees You Care

December 1, 2012
The holiday season is a perfect time to show your team members how much you value their hard work and dedication. Don’t despair if there’s no budget for presents or if company policy prohibits giving gifts.

How to Lead a ‘Wicked Good’ Meeting

December 1, 2012

“Most meetings start late, run long and don’t achieve much,” says management consultant Mike Richardson. He offers these tips for developing productive meetings that accomplish your objectives:

The Key to Turning Negative Situations Around

December 1, 2012
Have you ever been blindsided by a comment that someone makes— particularly if it’s offensive or not true? How do you handle it? Do you react with a defensive explanation? There’s a better way: Ask a question. It will disarm the critic, give you time to think and allow you to better understand the accuser’s meaning.

Are you always raising your voice?

November 1, 2012
You know when you raise your voice at the office, right? Not always. People who yell usually grew up in a home where the typical way of communicating was to shout at each other.

Helping the community yields a win-win for employers

November 1, 2012
Employees of all ages, but especially mil­lennials, are quick to change jobs if they feel bored, unappreciated or not part of a team. A great way to keep everyone engaged and committed is through com­pany volunteer programs.

Are You Prepared to Handle a Crisis?

September 1, 2012
When a crisis arises, a manager must be prepared to step up and lead the teams.

Business etiquette tips for managers

June 1, 2012
Every social setting involves certain “rules” of etiquette. In the workplace, the manager who pays attention to etiquette sets the tone for everyone else. Here are some tips that should be part of your daily routine:

Job sharing: The devil is in the details

June 1, 2012
Here are expert tips on how to evaluate, manage and execute a seamless job-sharing program:

Managing older employees

June 1, 2012
How to leverage older employees’ skills and experience to build your team.