We talk a lot on this blog about how managers need training to improve workplace culture. One topic that should be added to the mix is mental health training.
Leaders know they are ultimately responsible for decisions made by people in their organizations. But no leader should be involved in every decision that must be made.
Have you detected trouble on your team lately? Are people arguing instead of focusing on work? The root of the problem may be that your people are operating in an information vacuum.
It was a great opportunity, double the salary I’d been earning and THE company everyone wanted to work for in 2006. I said “no” to the offer and started my own business instead. The offer, incredible as it was, didn’t fit the commitments I’d made in my personal life. Raising a special needs child, I’d
If there’s anyone in an organization who’s more excited about the first day than a new employee, it would be the immediate supervisor. Is there ever an instance when an employee should be terminated on his first day?
Are too many of your employees locked into the mindset that equates promotion with career advancement? If you don’t manage these expectations properly, you’ll disappoint your employees and create organizational dysfunction.
Teamwork. What could be more rewarding to your employees than being assigned to work on a big project that includes multiple workers from different departments? Unfortunately, not everybody comes to a project with the intent and energy that you, as a manager, envisions.
A sales director contacted me to talk about an issue he’d noticed with his sales managers. “I was sorting my emails one morning and I saw that all the ones about problems with our accounts were originating from the sales managers, not the reps."
Individuals who have come up with truly creative and life-changing ideas mean the difference between success and failure for your organization. How can you ensure that you’re providing the kind of culture that allows creative employees to thrive?
As Harvey Weinstein learned in the past couple of weeks, establishing a culture of fear in an organization will eventually result in a huge loss: your own. If your employees are afraid to speak up, if they worry about losing their jobs because they dare to share their honest opinions, they will run for the exit.