Management Articles

  • There's a right way to let an employee go, and it comes down to less being more.

    The Right Way to Fire an Employee

    September 22, 2017

    Firing someone. It’s one of the worst experiences in the business world. For most managers, it’s the last thing they want to do, and obviously not much fun for the employee. But here’s the reality: sometimes, firing someone is absolutely the right thing to do for the organization, your team and even the employee. If a situation isn’t working out and there’s no...

  • Advice for managing high-potential employees, including common challenges to managing high-potential employees.

    How to Manage Young, Talented, Ambitious People

    September 18, 2017

    High-potential employees – employees who are generally young, talented and ambitious – are key to building your organization long-term. If you can retain and develop them over time, they’ll bring your organization to new heights. That said, they aren’t easy to manage. On one hand, they are highly ambitious and highly in-demand, so if they are unhappy in their...

  • Advice for giving effective employee feedback.

    The 8 Characteristics of Effective Employee Feedback

    September 7, 2017

    Giving feedback to an employee is never fun. And often, the employee’s immediate reaction is annoyance or shutting down, which is never great. And yet, giving feedback is something all managers should do, as it’s essential to developing employees. The key, obviously, is giving feedback that is constructive. “What's easy is to give someone feedback and have them...

  • The most effective managers know how to coach their employees. And that starts with asking powerful questions.

    The Powerful Questions Bosses Should Ask Their Employees

    September 4, 2017

    A measure of a great boss is not just how their team performs, but how their team develops. A great boss boosts the skillsets of their...

  • A boss needs to have these six qualities as part of their mindset to get results.

    The Mindset You Need to Be a Boss That Gets Results

    August 21, 2017

    You need to master a lot of skills to be a great manager. You need to know how to coach employees, how to handle conflict, how to...

  • For meetings to be effective, they need to have a leader, a purpose, an agenda, the right time, focus and prepared participants.

    The 6 Qualities Meetings Need to Have to Be Effective

    August 18, 2017

    If you want to make your organization more productive, there’s arguably no better place to start than meetings. Think about it....