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How to Have Difficult Conversations – Part Two

Sometime men in the workplace hesitate to confront women in the workplace as they are afraid that they will cry. Sometimes women will hesitate to confront men because they are afraid they will explode with anger. No matter your gender, there is nothing worse than...

How to Have Difficult Conversations – Part One

  During your work life issues will arise which will affect your enjoyment of your work place. Some of the issues will not necessarily fit into the ethical, legal or regulatory areas but are about professional differences in approach to the work, office culture or office...

Getting a Medical Note When Your Employee is Out Sick

This discussion is based on the notion that you have your employee's best interests at heart. Needless to say, you should not postpone managing an employee's performance until they are absent from work on a regular basis. Trying to terminate an employee for poor performance...

When Your Employees’ Personal Lives Interfere with Their Work

There are times in everyone’s life that events outside of the workplace require our immediate attention. You may need to help your employees understand that the personal phone calls, text messages and emails they are receiving are appropriate for your work place and when they...

Why Should I Manage My Employee’s Performance?

There are lots of performance management conversations that I haven’t had over the years; conversations that I should have had. And I suspect I’m not the only one. Why didn’t you have them? Why didn’t I? Hmmm – fear. What was I afraid of? I was...