good management

how to repair a bad relationship with a staff member

When a manager’s relationship with a team member becomes rocky, it can make working together effectively feel nearly impossible. As the manager, you might stop trusting the employee, avoid giving them assignments that would put them in close contact with you, skip out on giving them feedback, and generally find it tough to have them […]

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how to get rid of drama on your team

In an ideal world, any team we worked on or led would be a model of professionalism and never get sidetracked by emotions or interpersonal conflict. But in reality, drama and unproductive conflict can creep into teams if you don’t purposely create a culture that’s inhospitable to it. At Intuit QuickBase’s Fast Track blog today, I […]

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how to oversee a remote team’s work

When your team is spread out and working remotely rather than all sharing the same space, how can you track everyone’s work and make sure you know where projects stand and whether you’re hitting your goals? At Intuit QuickBase’s Fast Track blog today, I talk about how to oversee the work of remote teams. You […]

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how to manage someone you don’t like

You’ve got someone on your team who you just don’t like. Maybe their personality grates on you, or they remind you of a despised ex, or there’s just something about them that gets under your skin. At Intuit QuickBase’s Fast Track blog today, I talk about how to manage someone who you really don’t like spending […]

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5 ways to lose your team’s respect

If your team doesn’t respect you, you’ll have a hard time getting things done. They’re likely to doubt your decisions, push back when you need them pulling in the same direction, and even eventually leave. And when you’re in a leadership position, trust can be easy to lose – it only takes one or two […]

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is it worth making an issue over this employee’s lateness?

A reader writes: I manage an exempt employee who is frequently late: 15-20 minutes late at least once a week. He has a long commute that can be unpredictable when it comes to traffic, but after a year working here I don’t consider traffic a valid excuse. When I mentioned the lateness, he said in […]

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