Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. I’ve pulled the best ones from this week so you can get right to the good stuff.
Effective Apologies Include Six Elements
Psychology researchers have found the keys to offering a heart-felt apology that will go a long way toward repairing relationships. The most important step is to take responsibility but you should incorporate as many of these six elements as you can. Read more.
65 Habits That Can Help Boost Staff Morale and Motivation
Here’s a great list of no-cost, good management habits you can print out and post over your desk. Suggestions range from “Set Clear Goals and Expectations” to “Delegate Interesting Work.” I especially like that one. With this many good habits, you can’t fail to find some that you can adopt. Read more.
7 Practical Ways to Be an Authentic Boss
You don’t need an MBA to be a great boss and leader; you just need to practice authenticity and follow these simple principles, like treating others with respect, listening, and telling the truth. Mom had it right all along. Read more.
This is How to Make Good Habits Stick: 6 Secrets from Research
Eric Barker is one of my favorite bloggers. He always has good information from experts and scientists that we can apply to our lives. While this article doesn’t focus on training employees, if you’re killing yourself trying to get your team into a habit, such as turning in time sheets, you might get some ideas about good habit-building strategies from this article. Read more.
Set-up First Time Managers for Success
Do you have a top employee you’re ready to promote to manager? You’re taking a big step giving a trusted colleague some major responsibility, so make sure you’ll both be happy with your decision. Here are several good suggestions for helping first-time managers succeed, including providing moral support, setting goals, and working through the post-honeymoon disillusionment. Read more.
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