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NOVEMBER 4, 2010 Loyalty Comes as Employees Grow
Continue to help employees develop their careers as a way to improve both productivity and retention. Employees who feel stagnant are unlikely to contribute to moving the organization forward. When people are growing, their loyalty increases—plus, they perform better. Ask employees who excel in certain areas to conduct mini-workshops for others.
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NOVEMBER 8, 2010 Kick Your Micromanagement Habit
No one wants to admit to micromanaging employees’ performance. Yet you may have micromanagement tendencies if you recognize any of the following behaviors: • Resisting delegation. Immersing yourself in the particulars of others’ projects. Focusing on tiny details instead of viewing the big picture. State your desire to change.
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AUGUST 19, 2010 Four Important Leadership Characteristics
When I think about leadership, I think about lots of things. think about initiative. Leaders must lead by taking action. They must see things that need to be done and them make them happen. think about caring. The best leaders care about those around them. And they don’t just talk about how much they care, they show it. Yes JV softball.
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SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 Control Naysayers
They may be naturally combative, self-appointed devils’ advocates or normally good-natured people who are having a bad day. These strategies can help you keep all kinds of naysayers in check: • Look for merit in one of their points. Agree with that single issue. Then try to move on to something else. Make light of their remarks. Leadership
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SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 Tips for Taming Terrible Teammates
Some co-workers seem to take pleasure in seething, shouting or sharing snide comments. You might think their main goal is to make teamwork unpleasant and difficult, but the truth is that they may not mean much of anything by their bad behavior. Use these tips to identify and tame four troublesome types: Mr. Angry. Resentful. Mr. Apathy. Useless.
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BUD TO BOSS Surviving an Office Snoop
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
In an open environment, with employees situated in cubicles rather than in offices, employees have the opportunity to learn a lot about their co-workers’ professional and personal lives. If you are faced with a colleague who always seems to know everything that’s going on in your life, you might want to be more discreet at work. MORE >>
BUD TO BOSS “Personalize Orientation Programs”
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010
Increase new team members’ connection to your organization by adding a personal touch to your orientation program. Here’s how: • Forge links. Help new team members put together names and faces by providing personal details during introductions. Example: If a new office neighbor is a baseball fanatic, let the new hire know. Sit down together. MORE >>
BUD TO BOSS Can criticizing the boss on Facebook get you fired?
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
Information may want to be free, as the old Internet adage goes–but how far does such freedom extend when it comes to criticizing your boss on social media platforms? That’s the question that the National Labor Relations Board is putting before an administrative law court. But American Medical Response said the firing was proper. link]. MORE >>
BUD TO BOSS Enough Time Management
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
by Kevin Eikenberry on July 28, 2010
. Yesterday I read an interesting and practical post by Jo Owen called Seven Leadership Traits that the Gurus Don’t Tell You. While written from a C-level perspective it contains some useful thoughts for all leaders and I encourage you to read it. Dictionary.com defines management this way: 1. Leadership MORE >>
BUD TO BOSS Beware of the Disruptor: Rescue Your Next Meeting
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
Few team members intend to impede the team’s progress. Yet their unintentional behaviors can really slow meetings down. Here are ways to keep troublesome types in check: • The clown ridicules others, making jokes at their expense. Strategy: Redirect the team member’s attention with serious questions. The dominator monopolizes the gathering. MORE >>
- “Play to win with a great team” BUD TO BOSS | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
- “Retain Employees” BUD TO BOSS | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
- “To talk—or not to talk—after firings” BUD TO BOSS | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
- “Secrets to Hanging on to Top Talent” BUD TO BOSS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
- “Purging Résumés is the First Step” BUD TO BOSS | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
- “Ask Applicants Revealing Questions” BUD TO BOSS | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
- 7 Ways to Become a Better Boss BUD TO BOSS | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
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