People Management

Don’t assume we can be anything we want to be

August 8, 2019
Typical leaders spend a lot of time trying to “improve” people into becoming something they’re not.

6 team building activities for your telecommuting team

July 22, 2019
Telecommuting is very popular, but the distance requires that you use team-building activities.  Here are 6 you can try with your employees. 

Be sensitive when rejecting staff’s ideas

July 12, 2019
Speaking up in front of a supervisor can be stressful—but it doesn’t have to be, according to new research from a Rice University psychologist. How a leader responds to employee suggestions can impact whether the employee opens up in the future.

Are you mirroring well enough?

July 11, 2019
In his book The Science of Selling, David Hoffeld describes four subconscious behaviors to mirror in your efforts to win over a buyer.

3 ways to turn your employees into intrapreneurs

June 28, 2019
When your team feels supported and encouraged to turn their invaluable, firsthand knowledge into the catalyst for ongoing improvement, you evolve your employees.

Give a killer pep talk

May 22, 2019
When you need to rev people up to cross the finish line on a project, use these tips to give a winning pep talk.

Avoid embarrassing an “unplugged” employee

May 2, 2019
Avoid embarrassing an “unplugged” employee by calling on him or her so you can put them on the spot.

Think positive: Turnaround tactics for negative employees

April 26, 2019
Instead of trying to oust a negative employee, try these tips to identify the root cause behind the bad attitude, to see if there’s any chance of helping the employee stage a turnaround.

Ensure critical info is absorbed

April 25, 2019
When you have extremely important information to share with people, don’t just assume they will find your message as important as you do. Instead, set the stage to ensure they both hear and fully comprehend your message.

Address lack of follow-through

April 25, 2019
You provided an employee with what you thought were explicit instructions, but days later the employee hasn’t followed through. Here’s how to respond.