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Dealing with Passive Employees
More common than the aggressive employee is the less offensive, passive employee. Passive employees are usually easy to get along with but they still might not fully meet your expectations as a leader. A passive employee tries to avoid conflict by telling you what they think you want to hear[...]
Three Tips for Creating a Positive Work Environment
What can you do to create a positive work environment for your team? People would prefer to work in a positive environment more than in a negative one. You, as a frontline leader, have a tremendous impact on the attitude of your work group. Even if the overall climate in[...]
Three Tips to Avoid Perceptions of Favoritism
Behavioral research in the laboratory with monkeys as subjects, revealed consistent negative reactions to perceived favoritism. In the first experiment, there was one monkey in a cage. This monkey was rewarded when he accomplished a desired action. The award was a juicy slice of cucumber. The monkey was excited and[...]
Five Tips to be more Effective when Communicating with your Manager
Learning how to be more effective when communicating with your manager can bring less stress to you as a front line leader and position you for future promotion. Here are five tips to help: #1 Present possible solutions, not problems Every time a problem is presented without a solution, two[...]
Friendship and Leadership
Some Supervisors find it challenging to lead former coworkers or employees who are also their friends. Here are three tips to help be an effective leader when dealing with friendship and leadership. #1 Establish Boundaries It is important for leaders to establish boundaries with friends and former coworkers by letting[...]