Tag: Chism

Leaders: Are You Taking the High Road?

Michelle Obama famously coined the phrase, “when others go low, we go high.” She was talking politics, of course. As a manager, you can put this advice to good use during times of departmental and organizational conflict.

How to Help Your New Team Member Fit In

Who can blame a new employee for breezing into the office with a big list of ideas about how to change things up? But, unless you specifically hired this individual to be a change agent in your organization, your new hire will need a little sensitivity training before she creates unnecessary drama with other employees.

How to Coach Employees to Help Themselves

If your new sales assistant seems intimidated by the bully in the budget office, she might be in the habit of relying on you to get the monthly sales numbers. To prevent this situation from getting out of hand, follow the advice of Marlene Chism and train your team members to solve more of their own problems.