How Bad Managers End Up Driving The Best Employees Away

Bad managers are the reason that most employees leave a firm

With a little luck, most of us spend our time trying to become good managers. However, we realize that the world has a number of different types of managers in it and this means that there are both good managers and bad managers out there. It turns out that one of the main reasons that … Read moreHow Bad Managers End Up Driving The Best Employees Away

Managers Need To Start Dealing With The Problem Of Bullies In The Workplace

Bullying is a big problem in the workplace and managers have to take action

Can anyone remember going to kindergarten? Way back then life was a lot simpler. We all had a set of rules that were given to us on how to behave (say “thank you”, be kind to others, listen to what the teacher has to say, etc.). Now perhaps not everyone followed each of these rules … Read moreManagers Need To Start Dealing With The Problem Of Bullies In The Workplace

What Can Google Teach Managers About Teams?

What does it take to create a team that will be successful?

What does it take to create a team that will be successful? Image Credit: danny O. The way that most work gets done is when we create a team of professionals, tell them what needs to be done, and then send them off to accomplish it. However, that is not always what happens. We’ve all … Read moreWhat Can Google Teach Managers About Teams?

Managers Need To Learn How To Tell The Hard Truth At Work

Managers have to make sure that people know that they want bad news

Just exactly how comfortable are you telling your boss or the people that you work with exactly what you think about them or their ideas? Honesty is very important to helping teams operate correctly, but it sure is hard to find the manager skills needed to do it right. Teams need candor from their employees, … Read moreManagers Need To Learn How To Tell The Hard Truth At Work

Working From Home May Become A Thing Of The Past

So manager, where are the members of your team? If you are like most managers, the answer to this question has a number of different answers. Some of your team members are probably in the office working just down the hall from you. However, other members may be working from home. It turns out that … Read moreWorking From Home May Become A Thing Of The Past

How To Avoid Having Unengaged Employees On Your Team

When you have new people join your team, they generally do so with a great deal of excitement. There are a lot of things that they want to accomplish and they are looking forward to learning many new things. However, over time this has a habit of changing. Over time you are almost guaranteed to … Read moreHow To Avoid Having Unengaged Employees On Your Team

Managers Need To Know What Happens When A Meeting Is Postponed

Let’s face it – we are all busy. I mean really busy. We may start out a week with the best of hopes about what we’d like to be able to accomplish; however, generally by the time that we hit Wednesday things have been turned upside down on us and despite our manager skills we … Read moreManagers Need To Know What Happens When A Meeting Is Postponed

How IT Managers Can Deal With The Tragedy Of Unreturned Emails

I think that it would probably be safe to say that despite the arrival of social media tools, email is still the #1 tool that IT managers use to both get and distribute information. Email has so many different things working in its favor: everyone has an email address so everyone can be reached, we … Read moreHow IT Managers Can Deal With The Tragedy Of Unreturned Emails

IT Managers Understand How Important HR Is To Building A Successful Team

If I was to ask you what it takes to make a really great team, what would your answer be? Lots of ping pong tables? Probably not. What makes people want to both join and then stay with your team is something that is much more difficult to create: workplace culture. You need to understand … Read moreIT Managers Understand How Important HR Is To Building A Successful Team

Say Hello To The Emojis At Work

So can we talk about our old friend: Mr. Email? I really don’t care how many social media tools you are currently involved in, I’m more than willing to bet that email is still your primary means of communication when you are at work. Now comes the big question: how good are you at using … Read moreSay Hello To The Emojis At Work