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A manager's most important, and most difficult, job is to manage people. You must lead, motivate, inspire, and encourage them. Sometimes you will have to hire, fire, discipline or evaluate employees. These articles and links will help you find the best ways to handle these people management issues.
  1. Employee Motivation (25)
  2. Giving Feedback (9)
  3. Manage Yourself (26)
  4. Managing In Wartime (4)
  5. Organizing People (11)
  6. Recruiting and Hiring (9)
  7. Team Building (7)

All Management Is People Management
All management is people management. To be a good manager you need to understand the people who work for you as individuals and motivate them to do their best work.

Project Management 101- People Management
One of the four main elements in successful project management is managing the people resources. Here's what you need to know to do it right.

Delegate, Don't Dump
Most managers don't know how to delegate. They hold on to tasks that others should be doing for them or they just dump those tasks onto subordinates. Both are wrong. Learn these secrets to delegating and it will make your job easier and make your employees happier.

How Managers Monitor and Control Worker Behavior
Monitor and Control describes how managers monitor and control worker behavior to keep everyone working toward the goal. Managers adjust team makeup, activities, and plans when monitoring shows it is needed.

Lunch with the CEO
Few CEOs do enough to maintain good relations with one important group of stakeholders, their employees. Lunch with the CEO is one way to correct that.

I Don't Want To Be A Manager
If a manager tells you they don't want to be a amanager, what would you do? You may never have to face this situation, but here's what you need to know if you do.

Larry Doesn't Work Here Anymore.
Why do some employees seem to 'retire in place'? What can you do about it? How can you help the employee and your company succeed? From Your About.com Guide to Management.

The Annual Performance Review - How to maximize the benefits
Three key things to remember if you want to get the maximum benefit out of this annual exercise in wasting a manager's time.

Are Your Top People Ready To Leave You?
How to tell whether your top people are ready to leave, and what you can do about it. From Your About.com Guide to Management.

Do your employees trust you?
  A recent survey suggests they probably do not. Does that matter? And how do you find out?

Napping at Work is OK?
  "Napping at work" is different than "sleeping on the job". That difference can help you.

What Good People Really Cost
The why and how of Employee Retention can save you more money than you think. From Your About.com Guide to Management.

What You Need To Know About Surviving Layoffs.
Surviving in an era of layoffs and RIFs means learning these coping and survival skills for managers, and for employees. From Your About.com Guide to Management.

Meeting Management
Meetings can be very productive. Or they can be a tremendous waste of time. These simple guidelines can help you make your meetings more effective.

How To Screen Online Resumes
Managers often need to screen hundreds of online resumes when they hire employees. How do you screen online resumes to find the best employees without wasting time?

How to Give Orders
Instead of giving orders, a smart manager gives instructions. Learn how to give instruction instead of giving orders to become a better manager.

Retail Management Tips -Tips To Manage Your Retail Business More Effectively
Top 20 Quick Retail Management Tips on Leadership, Business Management, Personal Development, Marketing, Quality, and More to Make You More Effective.

Time Sink
Definition of the business management term time sink

Why Should We Hate HR?
Why Should We Hate HR?

The American Society for Training and Development
ASTD is a leading resource on workplace learning and performance issues, providing information, research, and analysis.

FirstStep Employment Law Advisor
This new US Department of Labor web site is designed to help employers determine which laws apply to their business. It also provides links to compliance information.

Society for Human Resource Management
This organization is a professional association for those involved in human resource management. The site offers a number of online publications in the HR field, a membership directory, information on their certification programs and a number of sites on workplace trends.

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