Topic: being the boss

10 Reasons Why Your Employees Are Just Not That Into You

10 Reasons Why Your Employees Are Just Not That Into You

When it comes to being a boss, you would like to think you are well-liked and well-respected, but when you notice there is a lack of drive, or commitment to the goals of the company in your employees, you can start to wonder what you’re doing wrong. You like to think of yourself as a good boss. You pat employees on the back for a job well-done, reward them and try to be encouraging overall, but are your employees still unresponsive? Has a once enthusiastic worker, now become the zombie of the office? Don’t freak out because you may be able to fix it. According to David Lee of Tlnt.com and and some other experts there are reasons why your employees are just not that into you. More »

8 Simple Steps A New Boss Can Take To Break The Ice

8 Simple Steps A New Boss Can Take To Break The Ice

Oh Marissa Mayer, you smart CEO. This competent lady knows just how to break the ice in a new office, especially after all of the fanfare her appointment created.

What did Mayer do? Throw a big party? Buy everyone an expensive pen? No. She walked herself into the Yahoo cafeteria and got lunch for herself. It ended up being a huge gesture to the Yahoo employees.

So in honor of Marissa’s cafeteria lunch, we came up with a few other new boss ice-breakers. More »

8 Management Lessons You Can Learn From ‘The Andy Griffith Show’

8 Management Lessons You Can Learn From 'The Andy Griffith Show'

Today is a sad day for TV Land. No, not the cable channel. I mean, television in general. Today we learned that Andy Griffith passed away at his home on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. The 86-year-old television legend, famous for his roles in The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock among others, seems to represent a more wholesome and positive part of our cultural history. Even now, even with this sad news, it is almost impossible to hear the whistling sound of The Andy Griffith Show theme song without getting a smile on your face.

In honor of this remarkable man and his namesake show, I think it’s the perfect day to share the lessons I learned about management from one of the most dependable and kind-hearted bosses to ever grace the small screen. More »

Managing Men: The Balancing Act Of Middle Management

Managing Men: The Balancing Act Of Middle Management

Oh the blessings of middle management. You don’t actually get to make any decisions. You get to enforce other people’s decisions. By which, I mean that you get to hear all the complaints and objections from your employees about an issue that you don’t actually have a lot of control over. Super fun, right? Well add some awkward gender dynamics in there and you might just have the seventh level of office hell. More »