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treat you

You Teach Others How to Treat You

By applying a simple principle- if you treat me right I shall treat you the same – it’s mainly your choice you allow other people to treat you.
Constant Whiners

What Can You Do About the Constant Whiners?

Those constant whiners, who always complain about something, create an unpleasant environment no matter where they are, not just at the office.
contagious

How Contagious Are You?

No reason to panic, but Mr. and Mrs. Contagious are coming to town. This is not about some mysterious flu though and will not make the news either.
Feedback Shouldn’t Mean

Feedback Shouldn’t Mean Telling People They Are Generally OK

When you talk to an employee, feedback shouldn’t mean just telling him/her they are OK, but still need to improve a bunch of stuff or… even worse
vacation

I Am on Vacation

To be on vacation may sound a bit out of season for us, but in some countries high season is in full swing… so, you can have it anytime.
dying

5 Most Read Articles of 2019

You’ll find below 5 of the most read articles of 2019, a corporate, fine dining menu with vegan steaks and leadership deserts.
wrong

I Am Never Wrong

Yes, you read correctly, I am never wrong… said the world’s worst manager while watching another employee leaving in search of opportunities outside their company.
Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy Is a Serious Condition

The definition of hypocrisy: sitting around all day doing nothing but complaining about the “imbecile” boss or co-worker
trust

Trust Is Earned, You Don’t Get It For Free

Trust is among the most important aspects in the relationship between the employee and the employer and vice versa.
Personnel Fluctuation

Why Personnel Fluctuation Is Good

Even if the headline sounds a little odd, personnel fluctuation is actually good, from many points of view.
colleague to manager

The Evolution from Colleague to Manager

In most companies, promoting from within is something common; nonetheless, transitioning from colleague to manager is not as easy as it seems.
personal life

The Manager Sets the Tone for the Personal Life and the Professional Life Balance

Personal life is what, in theory, most of us appreciate the most. In theory. In practice though, most of the times you have a freaking deadline.
compliment

How to Accept a Compliment

In the highly (unlikely) situation that someone pays you a compliment at the office about your daily activity you should react accordingly.
poorly performing employee

What Can You Do With a Poorly Performing Employee

No, you should not let a poorly performing employee go. At least not on the first warning, because then you will end up alone in the company.
always

But… We Always Did It This Way

Just because you have an idea doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good one but we always did things this way around here and it worked out fine.
do wrong

What did I do wrong?

This is how the presumption of guilt starts, you wonder from the start “What did I do wrong?” – especially when your boss calls you for a meeting.
constructive feedback

Constructive Feedback or Hate

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Most of the times the difference between constructive feedback and hate is a fine line that can quickly escalate to harsh criticism.
back to school

Back To School

As the manager/employer you need to be there when your employees children go back to school and and help when school starts.
what i said

What I Said and What Did You Hear

What I said might be or not be right, but anyway, often we say something and people hear a different thing.
Old Lady Down the Stairs

Can’t Push an Old Lady Down the Stairs and Ask Why She’s in a Hurry

You shouldn’t push an old lady down the stairs, but neither should you do that to anyone else.
yell

Don’t Yell!

You can talk, NOT yell and still share your point of view. No matter if you are a teacher, a parent, a manager or a cashier, you cannot earn respect by using force.
respect

Respect You Earn, It’s Not Attached to Your Business Card

Once you are promoted to a new position, you may expect it to come along with the respect of your colleagues or superiors.
employee

You Cannot Treat Every Employee the Same

It’s the same as stating that every employee is different, that they don’t have the same needs and don’t respond to the same kind of motivation.

Useless Procedures with Annoying Results

You obviously encountered some useless procedures until now and not only they don’t solve anything, but they are really annoying.
trust you

I Trust You

Even though for many employees it may sound weird, a manager should trust you. This is how an environment where mutual respect is quickly built looks like.
delegation

Why Delegation Is So Important to a Manager

Delegation should be amongst the first chapters of the book “How to Become a Boss for Dummies”. The process itself means that you empower someone.
laugh

Why Don’t You Laugh More at Work

There should be some company policies – stipulating that you should laugh more at work. Yes, you read well, I strongly believe that we need to laugh more.
workaholic manager

What Do You Do With an Workaholic Manager?

If you have an workaholic manager you have a pretty good chance that he/she expects the same level of dedication from you.
Manage your boss

How to Manage Your Boss

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I mean how come, do you actually need to manage your boss? Really? Yes, and it will also prove very helpful on the long run.
good boss

Good Boss, Bad Boss

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How can you tell if you are a good boss or a bad one? Usually it’s pretty hard to realize, especially if you gathered around you a bunch of as*-kissers.