People Management

Roadmap for leaders: Research reveals what employees want most in uncertain times

January 12, 2023
As the pandemic fades into the rear-view mirror, the lessons learned provide a roadmap toward effective leadership in tough times. Building trust with employees is vital, displaying vulnerability can be useful and providing inspiration is key.

How to nurture high-potential employees

January 12, 2023
High-potential employees, or HIPOs, typically stand out among their peers based on superior performance. They often master their roles and responsibilities early in their tenure and look for additional opportunities to excel. Proactive companies try to make the most of their highest-performing talent, and building a HIPO (AKA fast track) program often makes sense.

Stop taking high performers for granted

January 12, 2023
Here are two simple tactics that will improve your staff engagement and slow the “quiet quitting” of your team.

When should I give negative feedback?

January 12, 2023
There is plenty of discussion about negative feedback, and why not? While we have all gotten plenty of it, it isn’t often very effective, so leaders and coaches always look for ways to improve in this area. While there is plenty of good advice about how to do it, there’s far less conversation about when to give negative feedback. In many ways, when is as important as how.

Overcoming challenges: Lack of engagement, lack of teamwork and poor communication

January 12, 2023
We all know employees have embraced fully remote and hybrid workplaces—many going so far as to proclaim they will quit their jobs if this perk isn’t part of the package. But a recent Business Management Daily survey of leaders shows the effect this is having on the workplace: Teamwork is suffering and causing a real problem for managers.

Are performance reviews a thing of the past?

December 15, 2022
If your company is heading into 2023 planning for nail-biting performance reviews, consider this: In a survey by BambooHR of almost 2,000 small and medium-sized businesses, 73% of HR representatives spend 10 hours or less on performance reviews every six months.

Why introverts make stellar employees

December 15, 2022
Now that employees are returning to the office, leaders are once again dealing with different personalities, including introverts. The ones who wear headphones all day may seem rude, but it’s just their way of saying they are deep into work and don’t want to be disturbed.

Are you over- or under-communicating with your team?

December 15, 2022
When a boss communicates less frequently, employees feel their managers lack empathy. But when CEOs communicate more, employees believe their leaders care. More than any other leadership failure, poor communication is at the top of the list.

Smart leaders know the most effective phrases to use daily in the workplace

December 15, 2022
Use these phrases to motivate, inspire and improve your connections.

Hire high performers by utilizing motivation-based interviewing

December 14, 2022
“We have an epidemic problem of overrating the job candidate. The problem is your interview questions.” That was a statement from Carol Quinn, best-selling author and creator of motivation-based interviewing, in a recent webinar hosted by Business Management Daily.