Management Articles

  • If an employee makes a mistake, the boss shouldn't get angry. Sure, let them know it's not acceptable, but it's often a coachable moment.

    An Employee Screws Up. This is What Their Boss Should Say in Response.

    August 4, 2017

    Part of the job of being a manager is holding people accountable. It’s a part of the job many managers hate, and also a part of the job many managers struggle with. Say, for example, an employee misses a deadline. Obviously, the employee screwed up, and the boss needs to hold them accountable for that. But what can you say as the boss to ensure it doesn’t happen...

  • By having a list of metrics for your new hires to shoot for, you give them a clear focus when they onboard.

    A Simple Way to Make Your New Hires More Successful

    July 21, 2017

    Starting a new job is a time of self-doubt. New employees often wonder what exactly they should be working on, how quickly they’re expected to produce real outcomes and whom they should form relationships with. For you as a manger, you want your new hires to avoid this feeling of self-doubt. Instead, you can make them more productive and more engaged, faster;...

  • Managers rely a lot on their observations to evaluate their employees, although there are some fundamental flaws with that approach.

    The Mistakes Managers Make When Observing Their Employees (And How to Fix Them)

    June 23, 2017

    Managers observe their employees every day. And those anecdotal assessments determine hiring decisions, salaries, promotions and assignments. In fact, virtually every decision a boss makes is influenced by their first-hand observations.  The problem? The conclusions managers reach based on their observations are often wrong. Here are the three common problems...

  • David Gilboa, the co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, is highly mindful on how he manages his time.

    How a Leader of "The Most Innovative Company in the World" ...

    May 10, 2017

    David Gilboa is the co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, the eyeglass company that was founded in 2010 and is now worth billions....

  • The four qualities are decisiveness, the ability to influence others, long-term thinking and reliability.

    The 4 Qualities the Best CEOs Share (And How to Learn Them)

    May 5, 2017

    Talk about an intensive study. Over the course of 10 years, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) analyzed more than 17,000 assessments of...

  • A whining employee often needs a lesson in communication – but their point might also be valid.

    The Best Way to Handle a Whining Employee

    April 28, 2017

    As a leader, it’s frustrating to hear whining. But saying your people can only come to you with answers, not problems, keeps you from...