Supervising

Mike Figliuolo writes that he gained some of his vast leadership knowledge from his mom. Here are three favorites from the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS.

Court ruling affects workplace suits

October 16, 2013 Categorized in: Supervising

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in a workplace harassment case may alter the way future harassment suits are brought against employers.

New insight into what motivates us

October 4, 2013 Categorized in: AdvancementSupervising

The carrot-stick method of motivation might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Studies find that motivation needs to be tailored to an em­­ployee’s personality type. Chad Brooks reports some recent findings.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could say to a co-worker, “I know you don’t report to me, but I need you to drop everything and do this for me?” Well, with the right approach, and knowing how to ask, maybe you can.

Keep a remote team on the same page

June 11, 2013 Categorized in: SupervisingTeamwork

If your team isn’t sitting in the same office or even the same state, you may need some new management prac­­tices to keep things running smoothly. Try these tips from Travefy co-founder David Donner Chait.
If your job squares with the Pareto Principle, 80 percent of the results come from 20 percent of your work. So, you’re probably investing much of your time on assignments that yield little return.

Is your team ideal?

March 20, 2013 Categorized in: Featured ArticleSupervisingTeamwork

More is definitely not merrier when it comes to the ideal team. That’s according to researchers who study well-functioning ones.

Leadership is a mindset

February 8, 2013 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentSupervising

Mastering leadership is about learning to be your true self and living that way all the time. So how can you cultivate leadership habits into your job and personal life, and make them important?
It’s hard to be a boss for the first time, but Dan McCarthy, the director of Executive Development Pro­­grams at the University of New Hamp­­shire, has some tips to help you out.

First-time manager: Start by learning

November 9, 2012 Categorized in: Supervising

When you start your first job as a manager, don’t rush in and begin changing everything. Instead, get in learning mode, writes Dorothy Tannahill-Moran.

Learn to delegate more effectively

October 5, 2012 Categorized in: SupervisingTeamwork

It can be hard to give up control of a project and trust that your team members will get the work done and do a great job. But you can’t do it all, and if you try, you probably won’t do very well and will likely alienate your people in the process. Tips to delegate effectively:

Motivate with the right phrase

June 29, 2012 Categorized in: Supervising

Your word choice influences whether people warm up to you, put up a fight or ignore you. Notice the difference between the following lively phrases and their uninspiring counterparts.

Follow this Rx to ease the trauma

April 3, 2012 Categorized in: Supervising

When you have to deliver bad news to someone, follow this protocol that medical doctors use to tell patients about dire prognoses: