It's fun to play Santa and dole out generous year-end bonuses and raises. But what if your sack is a bit light this year and instead you feel like the Grinch? Been there, done that. It's never fun to tell someone - ESPECIALLY great performers - that there's just not money to reward them. And… Continue reading Been there, done that: Telling an employee he isn’t getting a raise.
For much of my management career, I found myself repeating the same maxims to my teams: Work hard when you're at work - but try not to take it home with you. Work-life balance is one of our best benefits. Unplug and enjoy yourself on vacation - things will be FINE here while you're gone.… Continue reading How your well-meant hypocrisy is hurting your team.