Category: Employee Engagement Tips for Managers

Manage Smarter 42: Social Media is the New Cold Call

Lea Woodford is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of SmartFem.com and SmartFem TV. SmartFem was created as a result of her many years as a publicist, columnist as well as a radio and television personality. In this episode, we discuss: how to provide value via cold call outreach on social media – which is vital in recruiting new talent, how smart technology is the pathway to further warm leads and the benefits of using Facebook Groups.

Tom Peters: The Magic of Managing by Wandering Around

Tom Peters has been writing books and advising CEOs since before many of us were born. His ideas are as trendsetting and important now as they were thirty years ago. When he joined us on our Manage Smarter podcast earlier this year, he reminded us of what business leaders need to do to achieve excellence

Termination Isn’t the Only Way to Handle an Underperforming Team Member

We all know it’s expensive and difficult to replace an existing employee. You may be able to save yourself time and money by training your underperformer and coaching them on how to be more engaged.

How to Engage the Employee You Didn’t Promote

We’ve all had times when we haven’t been able to give an employee a key assignment or the raise they deserve. After a while, employees who receive too many pieces of bad news gradually disengage.

Manage Smarter 40: Bullying, White Flags and Performance Reviews

Wally Hauck, PhD., CSP helps leaders to STOP managing people and START creating an environment of Self-Management. He is the author of the books “Stop the Leadership Malpractice: How to Replace the Typical Performance Appraisal” and “The Art of Leadership: 3 Principles for Predictable Performance Improvement.” In episode 40, we discuss: why performance appraisals are leadership malpractice, shifting performance appraisals to quality interactions and how managers can short-circuit bullies.

How Personalized Coaching Improves Manager and Employee Engagement

Are you having trouble recruiting sales managers? Or maybe you’re having a tough time convincing a top salesperson to step into the sales management role at your company.

Manage Smarter 38: Human-Centric Leadership for the Future

Deb Westphal is CEO of Toffler Associates, a dynamic and future-focused strategic consulting and advisory firm that helps organizations build resilience and sustain growth in a complex global landscape. She’s a Futurist and Executive Advisor. In episode 38, we discuss: How a culture that puts people first can counter the future wave of artificial intelligence, the five shifts managers need to know that control how people work together, and how to hire managers who are early tech adopters and can work well with machines.

Are You Talking Enough About Your Failures?

Employees love a winning boss, right? Maybe. But, they also get tired of hearing about how successful the boss is.

The Language of Leadership

When we choose words carefully, we are viewed as being in command, powerful, as we describe the world around us. Leaders go one step further. They use the language of leadership. 

Managers: It’s Time To March To Your Own Coaching Cadence

Are millennials really that different from their younger counterparts: the members of the up and coming Generation Z? Yes, says Jessica Ogilvy, assistant professor of marketing at Marquette University.

Are You Using Walk-and-Talk With Your Team Members?

Do you wish your employees would give your company culture a ringing endorsement? It can be challenging to keep your culture fresh and appealing.

How to Stop Conspiracy Theorist Gossips

What can you do to stop conspiracy theorists from running the gossip mill at your company? Cynthia Wang, a clinical professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School and a team of researchers, looked into why people start and spread conspiracy theories.

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