People Management

Become the best boss you can be

March 8, 2023
American poet Maya Angelou famously said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” In that simple wisdom lies the heart of inspirational leadership and becoming a “favorite boss” to those you lead.

3 musts for building a successful hybrid team

March 8, 2023
It is one thing to take a group of individuals and create a team in a shared environment/workplace. It is another when everyone is remote from each other, on a level (although sometimes challenging) playing field. Here are three things you must do now to create and support a successful hybrid team.

Adapt these behaviors to drive engagement and retention

February 17, 2023
Remember the saying “people don’t quit jobs, they quit managers”? Well, it still rings true. Most of the core reasons people quit their jobs are driven from the top. Organizations looking to improve employee retention need to start with effective leadership, according to Paycor, provider of HR and payroll solutions.

Tough conversations surrounding performance and conduct challenges

February 8, 2023
Leadership communication remains at the top of the list regarding what workers want most from their employers but likewise complain about most. Here are easier ways to launch into difficult conversations with your employees and avoid sweeping matters under the rug or looking the other way.  

Grab that paper and practice intentional communication

February 8, 2023
The answer to your workforce problems may be as simple as a piece of paper. For example, a powerful tactic for slowing resignations may only cost you a page of paper once a week, if that page is used as a “tickle sheet” guiding your communications to include everyone on your team, not just your low performers.

5 leadership tips that bring out the best in your team

February 3, 2023
It’s a challenging time in the world of work—candidates and new hires ghosting employers, recruiters and hiring managers ghosting candidates. Then there are too many candidates, not enough candidates, business needs that change abruptly (and change the recruiting trajectory) and “quiet quitting” (aka disengaged employees). “Work” is more work than ever.

11 tips for new managers and leaders

February 3, 2023
Leaders and managers should be judged on team achievements, says leadership expert and bestselling author Paul Falcone. It’s leadership through, not management over, he clarifies. Here are a variety of tips for any new manager or leader. But they are great reminders for existing leaders as well.

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.