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What Employees Want and How to Give It to Them

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

You want to be generous and flexible with your employees. Why wouldn't you? Everybody is working harder. Everybody is under more pressure. Everybody needs more than what they are getting.

Your Two Jobs As A Manager

Elizabeth Spiers | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Spiers

Over the years I've ended up hiring and training a lot of people in their first jobs as a manager, and I always tell them they have two responsibilities.

The Mistakes Rookie Managers Make When They Fire Someone

Ellevate | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women

If they're flabbergasted, you haven't given them enough feedback on their performance. Which means you likely aren't giving your team enough feedback. Which means your team is likely performing sub-optimally.

Why I No Longer Dread Annual Reviews at Work

Alan C. Fox | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Alan C. Fox

In the old days I would say to an employee after his or her first day on the job, "I've decided to renew your option. You can come back tomorrow." Today I cringe at the thought of how I would feel if my new boss of one day said that to me.

Michael Norton: Finally, Proof That You Can 'Do Well By Doing Good'

Michael Norton | Posted 07.18.2013 | Women
Michael Norton

There's surprisingly little rigorous evidence demonstrating that companies really can make money by doing more good. To this end, my collaborators and I have spent time over the last several years carefully document the positive impact of kinder, gentler corporate initiatives.

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day

Posted 01.31.2013 | Small Business

By Jeff Haden, visit Inc. Want to make a huge difference in someone's life? Here are things you should say every day to your employees, colleagues,...

Innovation in America

John Bronson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact
John Bronson

Where is the innovation in America's workforce? The answer is in the question. American history is replete with examples of people with great potential who have been overlooked or under-challenged by their managers.

Ask Them Their Goals

Lindsey Mask | Posted 01.15.2013 | Women
Lindsey Mask

Something for me changed over the days I received the feedback from my support team.

Look What Happens To Bad Bosses

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.23.2012 | Small Business

Bad bosses take note! You won't last. That's one comforting conclusion from "The Value of Bosses," a new working paper from three business school p...

Firing Someone the Right Way

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Because firing is so emotionally charged, it's easy to act counterproductively. To avoid that, here are some guidelines for those times when firing an employee becomes a necessity.

Making Meetings Mean Something

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business
Adele Scheele

For many of us, coping with meetings is more stressful than doing the actual work -- it often feels like not much is accomplished.

Can You Pass The Leadership Trust Quiz?

Mike Figliuolo | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
Mike Figliuolo

Even though you're the boss, the people on your team don't trust you. They don't. Know why? They don't trust you because they have no idea what to ...

Why Every Organization is Social

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

People, and all the messy politics, social interactions, and relationship complexities that go with them, are part and parcel of work.

10 Reasons Your Team Hates You (They Just Won't Say It to Your Face)

Mike Figliuolo | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
Mike Figliuolo

Your team hates you. Really. They do. They hate their boss (you) but they just won't say so because they like getting paid. But when they go home at n...

The Real Reason Your Team Doesn't Trust You

Mike Figliuolo | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
Mike Figliuolo

What causes a team to not trust their leader? You. Yes, you. You're unpredictable and your team doesn't know what to expect from you. But, these are fixable problems.

Learning to Think in Terms of Purpose, Not Process

Edward Muzio | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward Muzio

Try talking more about your output, and less about your process. Ask yourself why you do your job. Keep asking until you have a meaningful answer that excites you when you share it.