Articles about Management
You must meet one-on-one with your new hire in the first week … or else
When you get hired, your first week will set the tone for what happens next, according to a new survey. The researchers noticed that what retained new hires at the tech giant came down to a simple action — did their manager meet with them one-on-one that first week?
How to handle a manager who doesn’t care if you sink or swim
Having a manager who doesn't seem to care how you perform or give you the resources to do well can be tricky, but certain strategies can help you cope at work.
4 things you should never utter when your manager is in earshot
Some things should really be common sense, but it always pays to have a refresher: there are a bunch of things you should never, ever say when your boss is around. Here are four of those things.
8 ways to work with (not against) your boss’ source of energy
One of best things you can do to work well with your boss is to understand whether she is an introvert or an extrovert and then adapt your communication and interaction style accordingly.
How a manager should critique an employee’s work
Constructive criticism is essential for team dynamics. If your employees don’t improve a little each day, then the company as a whole will languish. Still, there’s a proper way to dispense critiques while you manage the relationship and remain in control as a leader.
Should companies be forced to add women to boards? A new bill seeks to try
The bill cites research that finds that companies having more women on boards "creates an environment where women are no longer seen as outsiders and are able to influence the content and process of board discussions more substantially."
Subtle ‘sucking up’ can be a career strategy
Sucking up to your boss and other higher-ups can … well … suck. And let’s face it – no one likes a brown-nosing, overt suck-up. It’s disingenuous, insincere, and annoying as all get out. But that’s not to say there isn’t room in your work life for kinder, gentler sucking up.
10 change-leadership tips backed by science
Managers today are facing a flood of continuous, overlapping, and accelerating change that has turned their organizations upside down. And managing people in this environment requires all the communication and leadership strategies we learned in the past – and then some.
Survey confirms your office emails and Slack messages are likely being monitored
If you worry about your boss reading through your private messages at work, you are right to be paranoid. A recent survey of IT workers showed that 98% of companies are tracking their employees’ digital activity.
7 golden rules to get the most out of your meetings
They’re an essential part of business life, but if you’re not careful, your meetings might simply be good for only one thing – zapping precious time.
8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees
How you communicate with your employees can either show them they are valued or make them feel disposable. Great bosses find themselves using the following positive reinforcements, questions, and statements of gratitude on a daily basis.
Radical candor: Is it ever OK to use the word ‘stupid’ when giving feedback?
You have a spectacular opportunity to show your team what it looks and sounds like to solicit honest performance feedback, then receive it with curiosity, openness, and gratitude. And to ensure you’ve got both the “edge” and the soft touch that managing human beings requires.
Only 1 in 4 women who have been sexually harassed tell their employers. Here’s why they’re afraid
Based on experience litigating sexual harassment cases as well as my research, I have determined there are three legal barriers that stand in the way of workers filing complaints – a critical step to rooting out harassment and protecting employees.
Why do abusive bosses act nice after being mean
One day your boss is berating you in public, and the next day they are buttering you up. What gives? Their mercurial personality changes now have a name – "moral cleansing," a theory that Michigan State University researchers named for why jerk bosses change their tune after being abusive.
Survey: 22% of managers consider workers who take a lunch break to be ‘less hardworking’
While it can be hard enough to figure out what to eat for lunch at work, it turns out that some employees feel like taking a lunch break tarnishes their manager's perception of them. They may be right.
3 ways to react when your manager unexpectedly quits
Your manager's sudden resignation can leave you blindsided, but while things are about to drastically change, there are positive ways to handle the situation.
Why these companies decided to go on vacation together
There’s no way around it: You definitely spend more time with your colleagues than you do with any other community in your life. But what if in addition to sharing your space, mind, and lunch with your coworkers, you also went on vacation with them?
10 negotiating tips every woman needs in her arsenal
Negotiation, in any field or context, is something women just don’t learn enough about. If we are going to have equality in the workplace and beyond, negotiation skills are extremely important.
Why Uber’s CEO encouraging employees to say they ‘have the D’ is causing a stir
When you speak in the unnatural language of spreadsheets and business how-to guides, you may end up saying something that you never intended to mean. Take Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's faux pas as a cautionary tale.
Study: Busy managers more likely to treat employees unfairly
When the boss is overworked, their employees' needs and wants drop to the bottom of the to-do list, a new study in the Academy of Management Journal found. Concerned employees find a boss who is too busy to meet with them, one who cannot be bothered to explain day-to-day decisions.
How drama can accelerate your leadership growth
Many people believe workplace issues are distinct from personal issues. However, if you pay attention to your family dynamics, you’ll see many parallels. Both family dynamics and workplace dynamics offer many of the same opportunities for personal and leadership growth.
This is the big problem with being friends with your coworkers
Work friendships can be amazing and even beneficial to collaboration and productivity, however they can also be quite awkward and even detrimental according to research highlighted by Melissa Dahl in The New York Times. Dahl is the editor of New York magazine’s Science of Us, and the author of Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness.
5 common leadership faux pas
Regardless of your rank in a company, from manager to director or CEO, leadership challenges will surface. These five lessons address some of the most common challenges, which when dissolved, can help your company get to that next level — the one we all seek.
The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)
In his lifetime, Eisenhower accomplished a lot and sustained high productivity for many years until his death. His best-known technique, the Eisenhower Matrix, is a simple, powerful tool that will help you to better prioritize your tasks—distinguish between what is important and urgent—and boost your productivity today. Here’s how it works.
3 sneaky excuses for procrastination: Are you guilty?
So… what are the legitimate-sounding distractions that most typically get in our way? After talking with hundreds of executives in my leadership programs, here are what I find to be the big three.