People Management

Reframe stressful talks in fun terms

December 20, 2016
Don’t let problem-solving discussions dissolve into gripe sessions.

Know just when to demote

December 19, 2016
By spending too much time trying to overhaul his employee’s personality, John Ryan made matters worse.

Avoid 5 mistakes when terminating

December 18, 2016
Many legal claims are born solely out of employees’ anger, not a solid legal case. One wrong move, especially during the firing process, can leave employees feeling hurt or humiliated—and running for the courthouse. Here are five common blunders to avoid when terminating an employee.

Moms are the best (workers)

December 14, 2016
Kids might be the ultimate efficiency hack, according to a working paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Deal with procrastinators

December 9, 2016
Telling a chronic procrastinator “Just do it” is like telling a clinically depressed person to cheer up.

Can yelling be a leadership strategy?

December 6, 2016
Why do some hotheads get away with it while others are tarnished?

Gird for hard conversations

December 3, 2016
If you begin a difficult conversation in a fretful frame of mind, you’re already in trouble. Your anxiety may lead you to say or do things that make matters worse.

Befriend staffers and run a tight ship

November 17, 2016
Early in her career, Dalyla Santos found herself managing people at a big law firm in Orlando, Fla. But the newly minted lawyer wasn’t sure what to do.

Unleash the power of ‘No’

November 4, 2016
The most overlooked key to time management boils down to one word: “no.”

Take this test before you speak up

November 3, 2016
Powerful people often insist that they’re great listeners. In truth, however, some of them interrupt frequently and rarely listen with an open mind.