Three Keys to Great Employee Relations

Amazon and some of its workers are going through tough times right now. News coverage of Amazon’s labor problems often refer to the company as being “at war” with its employees.

Imagine that.

It’s like an auto-immune disorder in which the mechanisms designed to keep the body healthy attack it instead.

The company’s leadership needs employees in order […]

By |2021-04-09T22:21:08+00:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Manage Like You Live Next Door

As a manager, your job is pretty straightforward: make sure the people on your team do their work as well and as efficiently as possible.

Good managers accomplish this by putting their team members first, keeping their focus on the business (not on their own ego), communicating honestly and frequently, rewarding success, and publicly promoting their […]

By |2021-04-04T21:09:26+00:00April 4th, 2021|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Stuff People Say

People often think they’re saying one thing when they’re actually saying something very different.

Sometimes the word “but” is the tipoff.

“I’m a very open-minded person, but…” is a sure sign you’re about to hear something very closed-minded.

Sometimes the tipoff isn’t a word, it’s the fact that the person is saying it all, and that’s where poor […]

By |2020-10-21T21:11:53+00:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fear Not

When a team respects their manager, the work is better, the environment is more productive and there are fewer distractions, like dealing with HR issues and petty personal conflicts. So why do so many managers cling to the old-fashioned notion that employees should fear them rather than work to earn the respect of their teams?

Just […]

By |2020-10-21T21:18:10+00:00July 4th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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