Category: Tough Situation Tools

Systematize how you handle failure; you will create a powerful tool for employee learning

In today’s blog post, I’m back with another idea in our ongoing series of specific things that leaders can do to encourage and support employee learning.  Today’s tip: systematize learning from failure. Normalize failure and systematize how you learn from

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Employee growth comes from allowing your people to struggle

For the past several months, I’ve been offering up specific ideas for employee growth, things that you, as a leader, can do to help your people develop and grow into leaders themselves.  So today I have strategy #17 in this

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Picture of man pointing and yelling, showing loss of self control.

Identify Triggers and Keep Your Cool

Leaders have to stay poised and in control, even in trying moments. The first step to doing so is to identify your main triggers. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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A problem employee must be dealt with promptly

If you don’t deal with a problem employee swiftly and firmly, you run the risk that a few rotting leaves will ruin the whole salad.  Let me explain. Bagged salad from the grocery store is simple and convenient, so I

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employee performance

Employee performance = ability X motivation

It’s necessary to assess TWO factors when trying to get at the root cause of an employee performance problem. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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How to work with someone you don’t respect

When you have little professional respect for a client, a co-worker, an employee, or even your boss, it can be difficult to stay motivated and get things done.  But the unfortunate reality is that sooner or later, you will have

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