Managers, are you having trouble understanding why an employee’s work habits are driving you crazy? Have you reached the point where you’ve actually yelled at that employee for no good reason? If so, it’s time for you to concentrate on self-awareness.
Many employers believe that money is the most effective instrument for motivating employees. The problem is that this method gets expensive and doesn’t work as well as positive, non-monetary motivators. There are other positive motivators that excite many employees even more than money.
"Important question to get started here!" Deb Calvert said to the crowd attending the Leadership+Talent Development Summit in San Diego. "Chocolate or peanut butter?" Some shouts for chocolate rang out and some mumbles for peanut butter were sounded across the room, but when a few rogue attendees said, "both!", Calvert's eyes lit up. "Of course it's both!" she said. "They are better together!"
When employees do a great job, your managers may publicly praise them, and they may get a gift card or a bonus. This established pattern in most organizations certainly builds loyalty. But your recognition programs could be doing so much more.
What is the appropriate boundary between being a boss and being a buddy? Use these seven tips to keep yourself on the right track.
You’ve got strengths and weaknesses – things you like working on and things you’d like to never have to do again. If one of the tasks you find yourself avoiding is talking with your team members, you’ll have to address this problem.
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.
Few leaders have been able to truly connect with and inspire people the way Bill Clinton does. How exactly does he pull this off?
It’s easy to imagine that workers are leaving because they’ve been lured by a competitor with a better salary and stock option deal. The truth is far more uncomfortable for employers to hear: employees often leave because of company culture.
As the winter holiday season approaches, we often take a minute to reflect on what we’re grateful for and what we’d like to improve on in the coming year. Business leaders should also be taking stock of which activities are creating the right culture at work. On soul2work.com, Scott Mabry suggests five ways leaders can highlight gratitude to improve the office environment.
We know you don’t mean any harm. You’re probably trying to help your team members, but in the long run, you’re limiting their professional development.