Navigate the Workplace Keep your eyes and your ears open. Leadership lessons are all around you, like at your local coffee shop. Learn what I learned from this talented coffee shop leader.
Navigate the Workplace To be a 'good' manager of people it’s understood that you are responsible for motivating your employees, for guiding them through rough patches, for being there when they need you and particularly to answer their questions. This is great until your good intentions make them more dependent on you than you intended.
Navigate the Workplace When you are experiencing a disagreement, you don’t have to like your alleged opponent. You just have to work through the obstacles with them. Cultivate keen interest in their point of view and you might be surprised at what you learn, and how you solve the problem together.
Navigate the Workplace Managers can read books, get trained, practice and plan, and still your employee may toss you something you don't anticipate. But you can handle it. The key is asking good questions and really listening.
Navigate the Workplace Managers, there's more to feedback than the 'what.' The 'how' can make all the difference. When you want your employee to own the feedback and take action, make it a two-way conversation.
Navigate the Workplace Do you wonder why you have to deliver feedback over and over? There's a way to do it and many ways not to. Even if you are familiar with what not to do, it can be difficult to pull together a plan to make it work. Learn some tips here to deliver feedback in a way that your employee might actually hear.
Navigate the Workplace Human resources is not just a name on a door or the department that handles the <em>people stuff.</em> Learn what you can do today give the human beings in your organization who happen to be employees what they need to perform, thrive and be glad they are there. What does this mean? To treat them humanly and give humans at work what they need so they can perform – just like you would give a car the oil it needs on a regular basis, so it has what it needs to perform. You don't need a title or authority. You can make a difference today. Capitalize on what human beings can deliver when they get what they need.