managers

How to Work With a Micromanaging Boss

If you haven’t worked for a micromanager, you’ve heard about them. Employees buzz about these bosses over lunch, complain about them around the water cooler, and chew them up at the dinner table with their family. At the worst situations,…

Short Takes to Better Job Ads and Reviews

The following are selections from the Humetrics blog. Performance reviews made simple Performance reviews are a universally dreaded exercise. However, regular feedback is required to build an engaged and committed team. Here’s a way to skip the forms and awkward…

Four Ways to Create a Growth Mindset Team

In my experience leading and working with teams — whether they’re startups, groups of engineers, or global leadership — there are a few things that have really stood out to drive success. First, leaders and team members have to be willing to “stand up”…

4 Common Mistakes Made When Delegating

In a recent episode of the TV series Stranger Things, the four main characters, all young boys, show up at school on Halloween dressed as Ghostbusters. The problem is, two have dressed as Bill Murray’s character. When they argue about it,…

How to Prepare Managers to Talk About Pay

Of all the topics organizations need to talk about, you’d think they’d be most effective about communicating compensation. After all, although you hope that employees love their jobs, they work to earn money — to pay their mortgage, put gas…