Archive for the ‘Performance Improvement’ Category

TIPS for New Supervisors

T ⟶ train and coach employees for success I ⟶ inspire and motivate employees P ⟶ practice effective communication S ⟶ stop micromanaging

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Are you a good meeting facilitator?

What would your employees say about how you facilitate a meeting? I remember my first senior management meeting when I became a new employee for an international firm. This meeting was regularly set for once a month at 10:00am. I had been attending meetings at various organizations […]

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Active Listening isn’t Easy

It’s not speaking clearer or louder that will get you heard. It’s the listening. If you practice active listening in your communications with other, you’ll learn more. When you learn more, you have will have the information you need to improve your communication with your colleagues, friends […]

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Is there a Communication Gap between Manager & Employee

Here are three quick tips for you to consider.   If you want effective communication with your employees you must actively listen. Active listening requires approaching a situation with an open and curious mind. You will need to focus on someone else rather than your own thoughts […]

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How can I get my manager to change?

Getting my Manager to Change…   Dear Jeanne, My manager doesn’t listen. She is stubborn and bossy. I never seem to do anything right. I don’t like working with her. How can I get her to change? Janet   …and my response:   Dear Janet, I once […]

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My Managing Boss – Managing Up

How can I convince my manager  to let me complete my project?   Dear Jeanne, I am working hard on a project that should improve our performance improvement system. My boss gave me permission to tackle this project, but now she doesn’t even seem to want to […]

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4 Tips for Establishing Accountability without the Authority

Establishing accountability without the authority…   How can I get Randy to give me the reports I need when he doesn’t even report to me? I was asked this question during a recent meeting with a supervisor, Tim. Tim did not have a direct reporting relationship with […]

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7 Steps to a Performance Improvement Plan

Don’t some people need to be micromanaged? Following my blog on micromanagement, I received a call from an executive, Cathy, who manages a small firm and who had recently hired a contract employee, Marilyn. While Marilyn has excellent skill sets, her performance and attendance has been inconsistent […]

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Confused?

Sam, the supervisor of a team of IT help desk employees, felt his work environment was chaotic and out of his control.

His employees would seek transfers or new jobs at a much greater rate than his peers ....

How can Sam fix this problem?

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Frustrated?

“Meetings are always late and we don’t accomplish anything" - -

"I hate going to meetings”

Is this a common cry at your company?

+ A well run meeting shows respect for your employees

Some tips to help with this ....

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Angry?

Your employees don’t seem to come to you when they have work issues.

You’ve been trying to help by sending regular reminder emails and checking their work frequently. - Nothing is working!!

What is wrong with your employees?

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