No manager wants to emulate the character George Clooney famously portrayed in the movie, Up In The Air. But, you do need to be able to stay focused when a team member you’re managing starts crying.
Tag: emotional intelligence
Let’s say you’re trying to do a good job coaching a specific employee. But every time you meet with them, you end up arguing. Maybe there’s some door slamming, too.
Employees often take their behavioral cues in the workplace from their managers. If you’ve been in the habit of shutting down dissenters, your attitude is a great disservice to your team and your company.
Did you know that the average employee spends 2.5 hours a day engaged in workplace drama? That statistic comes from Cy Wakeman, President and CEO of Reality-based Leadership.
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.
Our incivility is now invading the workplace, and bad behavior is demoralizing managers and employees. If you want to do something about this negative trend, listen to what Christine Porath has to say.
As a leader, it’s your job to maintain the work culture that you and others have carefully crafted. If you want your employees to be motivated and engaged, you have to take action when an employee grossly violates your company’s values
If you’ve been managing people for any length of time, you know it’s not always fun. You know what I’m talking about. It’s those days when you have to address an employee performance issue. If you’re conflict averse, you may be avoiding these encounters.
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.
It’s easy for us to revert to our seventh-grade selves at work. When you and your team members engage in office gossip, you’re wallowing in negative energy. Here’s how to stop.