Think Twice Before Giving Employees Personal Advice

It happens all the time: An employee approaches someone from HR to ask for help. Most of the time, that’s no problem. But occasionally, HR pros find their work conversations veering dangerously toward inappropriately personal topics—from how to handle retirement investments to life-and-death health care decisions. Should HR professionals give employees personal advice? Think twice before you do. It can… Continue reading

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about talent, only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected talent departures. With all the emphasis on leadership development, I always find it interesting so many companies seem to struggle with being able to retain their… Continue reading

How to Handle a Manipulative Employee

The five warning signs that a employee is trying to manipulate you… and what to do if they are. Most employees really do want to do a good job, but sometimes you run into a few who would rather not bother. Here are five phrases that serve as “warning signs” that an employee is trying to manipulate you, along with… Continue reading

12 Most Deadly Sins of Public Speaking

Speaking in front of an audience can be a major source of stress. However most speakers can still give a great presentation if they stay away from these bad habits. Here are twelve behaviors to avoid when you’re on the platform. 1. Little to no preparation Even professional speakers practice relentlessly. Their skill is in relaying their message as if… Continue reading

Sikap Peduli Pasti Memberikan Hasil

“Karyawan tidak akan peduli seberapa banyak Anda tahu, sampai mereka mengetahui seberapa sungguh Anda peduli.” Komunikasikan dulu kepedulian Anda pada para karyawan, barulah kemudian Anda dapat meminta mereka melakukan sesuatu. Karyawan adalah orang-orang biasa yang akan memberikan tanggapan bila seseorang dengan tulus memedulikan mereka. Ini bukan berarti kita harus memberikan apa pun yang mereka kehendaki. Namun, kita harus menunjukkan minat… Continue reading