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Memos to Managers

Let’s all play nice! Prevent and manage bullying in the workplace

04/21/2019
Here are a few simple ways to prevent and manage workplace bullying—for the sake of your staff, and your own ability to be an influential manager.

5 questions to ask employees

03/20/2019
Fierce Conversations, a business consulting company, recommends all leaders, at their earliest convenience, take the time to ask their employees five essential questions that get to the heart of their role within the company.

Management skills checklist: Which do you do well?

01/25/2019
The most effective managers demonstrate a very specific set of skills and behaviors in the workplace. New research by MindTools and the London Business School identified these core skills that the best managers master.

Become a better manager with this 15-minute daily habit

01/25/2019
A daily self-assessment practice may be the most impactful growth tool you can use to be a more effective, more fulfilled manager.

Managing to stay out of court: 2019 employment-law quiz

12/18/2018
The number of lawsuits filed by employees has spiked in recent years, and often those lawsuits are caused by one simple supervisor mistake or misunderstanding of employment law. How well do you know your legal duties as a manager?

The ‘new’ ADA: How to handle employee disabilities

09/16/2018
When Congress expanded the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2009, it broadened the circle of people eligible for ADA rights even wider. That has led to a spike in people filing ADA-related legal claims. Here’s what managers need to know about the ADA:

Burnout! Four main causes of employee stress, and what you can do about it

08/24/2018
You’ve put in the long hours to build a relationship with your team, and to better understand their strengths, weaknesses, motivators and goals for the future. While these are all key components to a successful relationship with your staff, it’s for naught if you can’t proactively prevent employee burnout.

4 pieces of wisdom Steve Jobs shared in 1992 that still apply to today’s workforce

06/20/2018
Here are some grounding managerial philosophies Jobs shared in a 72-minute speech, and how you can use them to be a more impactful leader.

What to say to pregnant co-workers

05/23/2018
Do you have a pregnant co-worker or employee? Here’s a list of things you should—and shouldn’t—say during those nine, often difficult months.

Onward & upward: How to use career pathing to support employees’ development

03/23/2018
Want to retain more of your top performing employees, increase engagement and productivity, and support their interests and future goals? Introduce your team to career pathing.