Tag Archives: employee relations

New York Mets Matt Harvey: No I In Team?

Imagine that you own a business and need to manage a team of employees whose expertise runs the gamut from entry level to star! Many don’t have to imagine such a scenario because that is exactly the type of business environment that you operate in. And, if you are like me, you demand a few basic […]

If You’re Being Bullied At Work…

With my first job out of business school on and around the trading floors at some of Wall Street’s most well known investment banks, I have firsthand experience with what at the time could have been called bullying at work! Of course in the 1980’s it was not called bullying but rather what I would […]

Five ‘Pillars’ Of Small Business Success

As the owner of a small business, these ‘5 Pillars of Small Business Success’ serve as a great reminder of some key areas to focus on! The question is often asked concerning what it is that makes a successful business successful and, whether some formula or recipe exists that can be followed to ensure the […]

What NOT to say to an employee!

Corporate leadership is difficult simply in terms of strategic planning and managing day-to-day operations! But, add to the mix the psychology and methodology of managing the communication with employees, and the job becomes that much harder! From Harvard Business Review, this article examines five questions that a leader should never ask. ‘5 Common Questions Leaders Should […]

Employee Relations: You Had Me At Hello!

We’ve all been there at some point in our careers. We walk into the office first thing in the morning, pass a manager, owner or supervisor, and receive what can only be described as a tepid if not a non-existent greeting. Naturally as per human nature, rather than assume that they are just having a […]

Handling Business Disagreements: Diplomacy and Detente!

Summary: If you have ever had to approach a more senior member of your firm to disagree with the way something is being handled, this article provides some ideas for what may be the best methodology to use! What is the best method for an employee to disagree with a boss? Having been on both the […]