People Management

How to lead older employees

January 9, 2020
While generational tension is certainly not uncommon in the professional world, it’s not an insurmountable issue. In fact, it can be a leverageable asset. Here are some things to keep in mind when leading your elders.

Their last job isn’t the true picture

January 9, 2020
Recruiting and retention expert Mel Kleiman of Humetrics says that we make a mistake conducting job interviews when we immediately fall back on asking about the applicant’s current job or their last one.

Do your employees know how to make your business succeed?

January 9, 2020
Imagine if every employee in your business understood how and why your business works the way it does, could evaluate risk and its mitigation, and knew how to align their personal strategy to your company strategy.

Sound Bites: January ’20

January 2, 2020
Answering a question quickly is polite and decisive, right? Maybe … Sell your ideas … Whenever an update is released for your device, download and install it right away … Looking to hire someone who isn’t just another yes-man (or woman)?

Avoid 5 dangers of praising

December 20, 2019
Praise is one of the most popular forms of motivation. Surprisingly, however, it may not always work as intended. Here are five reasons to praise carefully or not at all, from the book Management of the Absurd, by Richard Farson.

Create a culture of feedback

November 20, 2019
It’s an art, not a science, and it’s learned through repetition. It isn’t just a nice-to-have skill; if you want to be an effective leader, you must learn to do this.

…You need workers to act quickly

November 20, 2019
Important tasks often pop up unexpectedly, and when they do, you rely on other people to deliver work to you quickly. Follow these tips to clue them in on new tasks’ urgency.

Sound smarter in meetings

November 20, 2019
Take advantage of all that time you spend in meetings. Follow this advice to impress your boss, co-workers and even the CEO during his or her occasional drop-in.

Shape your people and shock your profits

November 20, 2019
It’s the lifeblood of every organization’s profitability. It also lies at the heart of motivated, dedicated and efficient teams. And with more than 10 billion search results on Google alone, it commands attention for various reasons: culture.

“Where are you from?”

November 20, 2019
What you should ask instead of “Where are you from?”