People Management

Place your flaws front and center

November 6, 2017
Horst Abraham, 94, coaches top athletes. From his experience as a ski instructor, he has noticed that champions focus on their flaws rather than deny them.

Give introvert a chance to shine

November 2, 2017
An executive at a healthcare company, Adam Rosenfeld found himself supervising a skilled but unhappy staffer, Joan. Despite his efforts, Joan continued to struggle during meetings. An introvert, she often remained too quiet as participants monopolized the floor and derailed the agenda.

Invest enough time to pick winners

October 30, 2017
Hiring managers need to recruit with care. But when you’re running a startup with global ambitions, every hiring decision can make or break the company.

Would you work for this guy?

October 19, 2017
When tough-as-nails Hunter Harrison became CEO of railway company CSX Corp. in March 2017, the stock soared. That’s because Harrison, 72, has a track record of impressive turnarounds—taking underperforming railroad com­panies and boosting their profits.

If it works, get rid of it

October 13, 2017
Employers of all sizes have increasingly allowed staffers to work from home on a full- or part-time basis. But now some big corporations are changing their mind.

Dissect errors without finger-pointing

September 26, 2017
For years, Sheryl Sandberg handled employees’ mistakes by following standard procedure: Identify the key participants, meet with them and assess to what extent they take responsibility for their error. While there’s nothing wrong with that strategy, it has its limits.

Shut down the ‘shoulds’

September 25, 2017
Denise Renee Green helps leaders manage their time, boost their efficiency and communicate more forcefully. They often call her the “should police.”

How one company saw the light on stay interviews

September 10, 2017
What will you do today to find out if your best employee is thinking of leaving you?

When you praise, make it count

September 8, 2017
You’ve heard it hundreds of times: Praise employees to reinforce desired action or effort. But there’s a right and wrong way to compliment someone.

Give bad news in a good way

September 8, 2017
If your job involves delivering bad news to employees, the blowback can sting. The simple act of communicating something awful can wreak havoc on your emotions.