Tips for Handling Difficult Employee Conversations

“I have to demote you.” “Your co-workers find you difficult to work with.” “You didn’t get that raise you asked for.” As a manager, you’re paid to solve problems. Often, that means you’re forced into the uncomfortable position of having to initiate tough conversations with employees. It can be tempting to delay these talks, especially […]

Become a Better Middle Tennessee Business Leader in 2013: New leadership models for today’s business environment

Have your leadership skills kept pace with our rapidly changing business environment? If you’re still stuck in the directive, “top-down” mode of managing employees, your leadership skills are about as current as a Donna Summers 8-track.  Simply put, factors like globalization and new technologies have rendered traditional models of corporate leadership obsolete. Why?  As business […]