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Squelch The Thrill Of Bad Behavior

“No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.” –Bill Cosby It’s safe to say that employees don’t always learn their tendencies from surrounding co-workers. Just like a child will parrot adult behaviors, your staff will imitate actions of the foreman. But, that’s […]

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What we can learn from South Pacific Islanders about setting goals…

During World War 2 troops fighting in New Guinea and other South Pacific Islands were often resupplied via airdrop. Food, clothing, weapons, equipment and everything else needed were pushed out the supply planes with parachutes attached to fall to the bases below. Not every drop hit its target, and those goods sometimes ended up in the hands of stunned native […]

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3 Ways to Look Engaged… When You Have to Watch the Clock

Some people are black and white when it comes to judging whether someone is engaged in what they do for a living.  Like most of you, I like to see someone passionate about what they do, and I think I know the signs of a clock watcher. Any company is going to be comprised of team members in various stages of […]

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Should Managers Be Able To Do The Employee’s Work?

What’s the key to maintaining an enthusiastic, motivated work environment as a manager? What do employees need and want from their hiring managers? According to Harvard Management Update, people have three goals at work: To maintain the enthusiasm employees bring to their jobs initially, management must understand the three sets of goals that the great majority of workers seek from […]

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A Good Manager Knows When To Take a Loss

What makes a good manager? Sure, you’re good at what you do, but it’s more than that. It’s how well you play with others… how well you handle being in a position of power… and having the emotional intelligence to recognize pivotal moments that can gain you some real-world respect from your subordinates. Want to be a great manager? Your […]

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