Category: Boss

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Act Consistently

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Your team members crave consistency because they experience it as safety. Reward the same behavior and performance consistently. Encourage and counsel consistently. React to good and bad news predictably. Working bosses identified Consistency as one of the eight characteristics of a great place to work. People hate  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Decisions are Precedents

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Every decision you make sets a precedent that your team members will compare with your future decisions. Think about that before you decide, not after. Some decisions are the same as you would make in any case. No problem there. Other decisions are exceptions. Before you decide, make sure you’re able to explain to an  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Let them know how they’re doing

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People like to know how they’re doing. They work better and they’re happier when they know. So, tell them how they’re doing, with frequent updates. Even better, make it possible for people to check performance and progress on their own. That increases autonomy, as well as mastery and morale This is only  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Praise effort

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Sometimes there’s no progress to praise, even though a team member is working hard to improve. There are tasks and assignments where it takes time before any results start to show. When that happens, praise the effort. Praise is the tool of encouragement and there’s no time it’s needed more than when a  »  Read More

Nobody starts out to be a bad boss

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Nobody gets up in the morning and decides they’re going to go into work and be the worst boss on the planet. So, why are there so many bad bosses? Depending on the research you read, between 1/2 and 2/3 of all bosses are ineffective. Most of them aren’t mean, or abusive, they’re just bad at the job. That research was  »  Read More

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