Manage Right, Right Now: Inheriting Under-performing Employees

New managers are often faced with supervising under-performing employees. While these situations can prove challenging for even the most seasoned managers, they can be even more complicated when poor performance has been allowed over a period of years or when the organization lacks the policies, procedures or appropriate leadership to manage performance. Understanding History Meeting…

goal setting

Manage Right, Right Now: Setting Goals with Employees

Goal setting matters because organizational performance, revenue and sustainability rely on it. Goal setting impacts culture and contributes to the establishment of the norms that guide employee behavior. It also matters from a talent attraction standpoint. Managers are uniquely positioned to impact the success of organizations and the careers of employees. Those who use goal…

knowing your numbers

Manage Right, Right Now: Knowing Your Numbers

One of the most important actions you can take involves understanding finance, both your personal finances and those of the organization where you are employed. If this is an area of weakness for you, improve your understanding through coursework or by researching information electronically or by meeting with professionals. The importance of understanding how money…

collaborators

Manage Right, Right Now: Collaborators, Supporters and Detractors

Each professional experience offers us opportunities to connect, learn or support others. The extent to which we do any of these depends upon us. The nature of work brings professionals together who are at various stages of their development and career progression. Mentoring, teamwork and enhanced levels of collegiality can all occur. When they do,…

own your development

Manage Right, Right Now: Own Your Development and Performance

Too often professionals rely on the advice of their management or human resources department in isolation to guide their professional development. While their feedback and guidance is very important to your performance at your present place of employment, if you rely on it in isolation you may be doing yourself a disservice. Management and human resource professionals often provide guidance…

learning opportunities

Manage Right, Right Now: Aligning Learning Opportunities with Expectations

Managers mainly assign work based upon position requirements. In many cases this can be effective; however, performance can be elevated when managers attempt to tap into employee strengths and interests. Focusing on strengths can be powerful but it can prove disastrous if done in isolation without consideration of organizational goals. To prevent this from occurring,…

employee strengths

Manage Right, Right Now: Employee Strengths, Goals and Challenges

  Individuals are typically more productive and content when their strengths, interests and goals are in alignment with their work. Learn as much as you can about these aspects for each of your employees and align their responsibilities when possible. Doing so enables you to tap into higher levels of performance and contentment. Challenges may…

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Manage Right, Right Now: Focus on Communication

The most effective managers use proactive communication to their advantage. They recognize that they must take the initiative and set the tone for performance, team building and change. This involves working to proactively to communicate with leadership as well as sharing information with employees. You may need to disregard personal communication preferences to realize success…