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Know When to Fish and When to Cut Bait

June 11, 2012
Much like fishing, in dealing with marginally performing workers, employers must know when to fish and when to call it a day. And, much like our ship's captain, you usually don't quit at the first sign of failure.
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How Do We Get Managers to Loosen Control Over Employees?

May 15, 2012
Rather than enabling our employees to innovate, our management tends to stand in their way. They would rather exert tightfisted control over employees. This makes for a work environment that isn't conducive for strategic innovation—we are unable to keep enthusiastic and talented people. How can I persuade management to drop its hierarchical approach so that employees are encouraged to initiate projects that help the company? —Stifled, human resources officer, finance/insurance/real estate, Katmandu, Nepal
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Drag Race

March 16, 2012
Work is a drag in the U.S. right now. It is literally dragging down American's well-being, according to the latest numbers from research firm Gallup Inc. This is so even despite evidence that both the economy and hiring are picking up.
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Getting to the Heart of Retention

February 20, 2012
It's logical to conclude that poor managers are at the heart of the problem, says Richard Finnegan, co-founder of the Retention Institute and author of Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad.
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