Tag: behavior

Feedback

How to Give Good Feedback on Goals

Do your employees make quarterly or yearly goals? If so, you probably have a system in place whereby you or another employee meets with them to go over their goals. However, these meetings are probably pretty quick—after all, how can you really tell people the goals they set for themselves aren’t a good idea? It’s […]

science

Ethical Behavior in the Workplace: What It Is & Why It’s Important

The plot of good versus evil, good guys versus bad guys, or right versus wrong has played out in books and movies for ages. It is arguably the most common struggle at the center of narratives of all types. So it should be no surprise that the same struggle is prevalent in corporate environments under […]

Tips for Reducing the Impact of Negative Employees

It’s doubtful there’s an employer that hasn’t had to deal with negative employees. Without any intervention, negative employees can quickly cause a decline in morale, and the entire workplace might be affected, even increasing turnover.

How to Manage a Smart but Toxic Employee

When you hire an employee, you hope the person will have a positive impact on your team. Unfortunately, there’s no way of knowing how things will really work out. For example, you may soon realize you have a smart but toxic employee on your hands.

Diversity

Virginia’s New Office of Civil Rights to Target Bias

Virginia Attorney General (AG) Mark Herring has launched a new Office of Civil Rights to help protect residents from discrimination. The move is seen as a response to the cultural awakening the nation experienced in 2020 after high-profile police shootings and the recognition that once-common offensive behavior toward certain gender groups is no longer acceptable […]

leading

It’s OK to Point Out Your Own Success When Leading by Example

From an early age, most people learn to be humble. Those who brag about themselves and openly boast about their accomplishments are frequently looked down upon and considered arrogant. But as a manager, you’re likely to encounter situations when it’s actually beneficial and advisable to toot one’s own horn.

motivation

What’s the Value of Negative Motivation?

Whether it’s children, pets, or employees, most people are familiar with the two basic methods of motivation: positive and negative. One can either praise desirable behavior or punish undesirable behavior.

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Praise in Public; Criticize in Private

Most managers have probably heard the phrase “praise in public; criticize in private.” It simply means that when you have something positive to say about a team member, make sure others are aware of the praise, but if you are issuing a correction or reprimand, handle it one-on-one.

Leader

Learning from Industry Peers

The old saying “it’s lonely at the top” reminds those on their way up the corporate ladder that the person sitting at the top of the organizational pyramid doesn’t typically have others at the same level they can speak with on equal terms.

bias

Why Unconscious Bias Training May Not Help

Unconscious bias training, also known as implicit bias training, is a means to help employees identify and understand the underlying biases we all harbor. The deeper intent behind the training is to help employees to improve their actions by recognizing their biases and not acting upon them when they arise.