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Dealing With an Insubordinate Employee

As a manager, it’s one of the worst feelings in the world: an employee who disobeys direction. The result is generally negative, and can be seen as incorrect work, poor customer service, friction between staff, and maybe the most painful of all, your supervisor criticizing you for poor management.

Insubordination creates a ton of stress in the organization and destroys teamwork and effectiveness.

Here’s how to fix it.

4 Types of Communication to Encourage Organizational Productivity

Are you looking for more organizational productivity? Where do you think employees would be more productive: in an organization that spends time connecting employees and aligning their performance with the mission, or ones that do nothing to keep employees working together? The difference is dramatic. In a study by McKinsey & Company, 84 percent of employees said they were highly…

5 Strategies for Effective Business Communication

Are you struggling with navigating the pandemic workplace? Business communication has become more difficult as we all try to figure out the future of our work environment. You’re probably part of a hybrid workplace. Some are working remotely, some splitting their time between a home office and the bricks-and-mortar business, some are back full time. Teams are disconnected and probably…

How to Give Effective Feedback

One of the trickiest parts of managing a team is giving honest feedback, in a way that doesn’t come across as too harsh. Here are three ideas on how to give constructive feedback to an employee. First, check your attitude. You must always offer feedback to make someone better. Have a positive intent. When you are giving feedback, and particularly…

A Weird but Effective Way to Focus

There are a lot of ways to maximize your work environment, and particularly your home office, to enhance your ability to work efficiently. Having a space you can close off from family or housemate interruptions is key. A comfortable chair will save your back, and getting your computer and other equipment in an ergonomic setup will set the environment you…

How White People Can Stop Killing Black People

Terrible headline, I know, but that’s what’s going on in America today. It’s disgusting and needs to stop immediately. There is a way forward, and we need to get moving fast. In the past month, we’ve seen a non-violent, handcuffed black man executed in broad daylight by four rogue police officers, people ironically charged by society with keeping the peace….

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