Human Resources

How To Destroy Employee Loyalty

I had dinner a few nights ago with a friend who works for a Fortune 500 company.  He’s been looking for another job for nearly two years now, and he...

Surrounded With Naysayers? Here's 12 Ways To Deal With Them

You have a great idea. Yet, the naysayers tell you it will never work. If you let them, naysayers can crush your dreams. If you don’t confront them they’ll continue...

How To "Un-Gruntle" Disgruntled Employees

So you have an employee or two and they are disgruntled. That is a problem for lots of reasons but especially the function of your business. So how do you...

5 Ways To Help Manage Someone You Hate

Hate your co-worker or employee? Congratulations!  You have completed the first step in making things work.  Acknowledging you have a problem, after all, is the first step. Ironically, teams where...

The Criticism Challenge

If you have ever had an employee need harsh criticism, you know just how difficult a task it can be. Most people don’t like to dish out criticism, which is...

How To Turn An Argument Into A Productive Discussion

If you think about how many hours you spend with colleagues per week, it is easy to see why you may sometimes find yourself smack dab in the middle of...

The Right Way To Ask For Help

At one point or another, we all need some form of help, but very few of us really know how to ask for it in the right way. And if...

That Problem? It's Always Been There, You Just Noticed.

That employee who just quit? They were giving you hints for a long time now. It took them quitting for you to notice. That client who just left you for...

Reward The Effort, Not The Outcome

When my son came home with straight A's, I congratulated him on the success. That was a mistake, because what gets rewarded get's focused on. While at first blush, getting...

Is Money Always the best Way to Reward Employees?

Employees love to be rewarded. Heck, we all do! It makes us feel good and appreciated for the things we do. But, believe it or not, money may not be...

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