The Khorus Blog

People vs. Results? You Don't Have to Sacrifice One for the Other.

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
March 23, 2018

Are you better at building relationships with employees or overseeing their work? Most people tend to be better at one or the other. But the best managers make sure to cover both areas: they relate well to their employees but also set strong requirements for performance, according to Peter E. Friedes in his book The 2R Manager.

One thing is for sure: Operating at either extreme is a recipe for failure. Here's a look at "relating" vs. "requiring" and how you can improve both skills.

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How Good Managers Give Negative Feedback

Elizabeth Thompson

Posted by Elizabeth Thompson
March 16, 2018

If you’re like most managers, you don’t enjoy giving negative feedback.

It’s awkward. It can feel like a personal attack. It’s just not a lot of fun. Unfortunately, it’s also your job as a manager. You must give both positive and negative feedback if you want your employees to grow.

What's interesting is that we now have research on how and when to balance praise with constructive criticism—in a way that motivates the employee authentically.

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4 Steps to Execute Strategy—Steadily and Consistently

Elizabeth Thompson

Posted by Elizabeth Thompson
March 8, 2018

The CEO role is challenging, multifaceted, and (often) poorly understood, even by those taking it on for the first time. But there's a helpful clue to the essence of the job right there in the title—the E, specifically.
 
As chief executive officer, it's your duty to not only shape your organization's strategy but to carry the strategy into effect.
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