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Bringing zombies back to life: Ignite employees’ passion

Halloween is approaching, and it’s got us thinking about zombies at work—those lifeless people that just go through the motions, working for a paycheck, but never really feeling excited about their work or engaged in their day-to-day activities. While your employees should take some responsibility for fueling their passion on the job, you play a big role too. Follow these tips presented in Successful Onboarding: Making New Hires’ First 90 Days Count to spark employees’ passion early on—and keep it burning … Continue reading

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Ignite team members’ passion

Problem: Lately, your team members have been doing fine, but you know they could do much better. Employees are meeting goals, but they’re not exceeding them. They’re showing up at meetings, but they’re not contributing innovative ideas. No one’s had a particularly bad attitude, but no one seems excited about their work either. What can you do to fire up your people? Continue reading

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Assessment: Do People Want to Join Your Organization?

Before you begin recruiting, give some thought to why top talent would want to work for you and your organization. No matter how effective you are at sourcing top-quality job candidates, you still have to offer some substance. Consider these factors … Continue reading

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Handle an employee’s outburst with dignity

Problem: One of your team members has done something wrong—missed a major deadline, spoke rudely to a customer, bullied a teammate or something similar—and, because you’ve made a commitment to stop avoiding conflict, you know that you must address the issue. However, when you speak with the person about the behavior, you’re shocked that the employee reacts by crying or shouting. How do you handle that kind of unprofessional meltdown? … Continue reading

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Earn an A+ in preparation

Within the next couple of weeks, children who aren’t already back in the classroom will be starting a new school year. The same habits that can boost their academic performance will pay off for moms and dads at work too. Here are seven habits worth adding to your life … Continue reading

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Stop avoiding conflict

Your organization uses 360-degree feedback, gathering input from everyone with whom you work, and the comments you received in your last evaluation surprised you. Although you received a good amount of praise, a number of people offered the same criticism: They felt you were “too conflict-averse.” Now you’re worried that you’re coming across as a pushover or someone who can’t handle difficult situations … Continue reading

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Put your management to this test

Nothing sucks the energy and initiative out of employees faster than a boss who micromanages them. While you may not consider yourself a micromanager, your employees may have a different opinion. Find out whether you are managing or micromanaging, by deciding whether the following statements are True of False about you … Continue reading

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