Leadership & Career

Stifle ‘mobbing’ with 3 steps

September 23, 2020
In workplace “mobbing,” a group of workers intimidates, bullies, or humiliates another employee or manager—most often through verbal abuse. Here are three tips for putting an end to it.

Suspect bullying? Intervene fast

September 23, 2020
Take all claims seriously. Bullying can lead to physical violence, long-term psychological damage—and the harassment lawsuits that accompany them. Here are several tactics to use when following up on your suspicions.

Imagine what your visitors see and hear

September 23, 2020
Regardless of how comfortable you want it to be, too much informality might not help make the impression you prefer.

Pitch in to help — and manage

September 11, 2020
Here’s how you can get into the thick of things and still honor your responsibilities.

Make diversity and inclusion permanent

September 10, 2020
A commitment to normalizing and driving equality and racial justice is now a corporate imperative, offering a clear opportunity to be introspective and listen to the challenges of Black employees in the workforce and beyond. It is a positive sign. But will it drive lasting change?

4 common pitfalls to dodge

September 3, 2020
Change is necessary to every organization’s successful growth, but it rarely happens as smoothly as we’d like. Be prepared to deal with these common obstacles.

Dodge 3 ‘team’ problems

August 28, 2020
Teams are only as strong as their individual members. If you’re forming a team—or training your staff to function as one—guard against these common pitfalls.

Don’t forget the overnighters

August 28, 2020
Shift work is the norm in some industries, and if you’re responsible for employees on the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift, or something similar, you need to manage them with extra care. Keep this advice in mind.

Get staff to own your plan

August 26, 2020
You’ve probably found yourself in this predicament: You have what you think is a good plan to achieve a goal or solve a problem. How can you cross the ownership gap between “the boss’s idea” and “our plan”?

Make sure you’re not a toxic boss

August 19, 2020
Some managers, let’s face it, are toxic. They alienate employees with their bad attitudes. You’re not one of them—are you? Make sure by checking out this list of toxic behaviors that managers should avoid, from Psychology Today.