5 Things to Never (Ever) Say to Your Team

Sometimes you’re going to say the wrong thing. You’re human, after all – even the boss can commit a gaffe here or there.

But there are a few things you might be saying to your employees that are horribly demoralizing …

Can you be friends with your employees?

No.

Or, at least I don’t think so.

Which is not to say that you can’t be friendly. Friendly is entirely possible and even desirable. But friends? Nah. Here’s my rationale.

Friendships are built on mutual interests and mutual standing

Dealing with the emotional employee

What would you do if you criticized an employee’s performance, and she cried? What about if she got angry and raised her voice or became sarcastic and hostile?

How would you handle a complaint about a manager who screams or …

When your employee outgrows you

Once in a while, you’ll find that the reward for a fabulous hire is an employee who’d be better off managed by someone else—someone with more skill, more knowledge, deeper pockets, or perhaps, access to more challenging or more prestigious …

How to handle a problem employee

Evan Rodd, PayScale

Most of us have likely felt the effects of a problem employee. We may see the impact from a management position, or feel the impact as a member of a team where someone is not pulling …