Category: Feedback Tips for Managers

How the Right Action on Constructive Feedback Empowers Leaders

It’s never easy to give feedback. And it may be even more difficult to receive feedback, positive or negative.

Want to Change Employee Behavior? Try These Questions.

As managers, we know it’s important to listen to what our team members tell us. We also know it can be hard to get people to open up about what they are thinking.

Toxic Workplaces Can Kill You (Really)

You don’t have to work with heavy machinery, volatile chemicals, or in extreme weather conditions for your job to be dangerous to your health. Bad workplaces lead to bad health – and even death.

Opportunity Management: How Top Sales Managers Help Reps Reach Goals

Sales managers of top-performing groups already know this secret. Do you?

How to Succeed as a First-Time Sales Manager

Jennifer Gluckow, founder of Sales in A New York Minute, knows a thing or two about sales. She’s also a first-rate manager with plenty of street cred.

Feedback is a Two-Way Street

For most managers, giving that kind of feedback is an enjoyable part of their responsibilities. Employees need more than praise if they’re going to grow as the organization changes, though.

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. 

Top Tips for Customizing Employee Feedback

It’s never easy to deliver difficult news to an employee. When a team member isn’t performing up to expectations, you have to decide which approach to take.

Are Your Word Choices Undermining Your Leadership Credibility?

Few transitions are more intimidating than moving from a staff position into a management role. To succeed in your new role, you’ll need to transmit your thoughts and ideas into words that motivate and portray credibility.

Manage Smarter 30 – Carter Cast: Avoiding Career Failures, Plus How to Compete with Amazon

Carter Cast is a business professor at Northwestern University, venture capitalist and the author of the award-winning book, The Right (and Wrong) Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made – and Unmade.  Business Insider  called it “one of 17 must-read books for 2018.” Also a venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Cast has played pivotal roles are some of the most iconic consumer brands including Walmart.com, PepsiCo and Frito-Lay. In episode 30, we discuss: why good people sometimes sabotage their own career, the five archetypes of career self-sabotage, how small businesses and digital companies can co-exist and compete with Amazon.

Two Tips to Improve Engagement Through Performance Appraisals

Are you stuck in the past using the stack ranking form of performance appraisal? We get it. If you’re operating in a highly competitive industry, you need to quickly identify your rock star employees as well as the team members who need a little more guidance.

Manage Smarter 28 – Christine Porath: Mastering Civility in Your Workplace

Dr. Christine Porath is an Associate Professor and Researcher at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and an expert in workplace incivility, its costs and remedies. She is author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace and co-author of The Cost of Bad Behavior. In episode 28, we discuss her research on the decline of civility, how it affects productivity and what managers can do about it.

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