is it okay to have a favorite employee
When favoritism becomes problematic

Is It Okay to Have a Favorite Employee?

“Playing favorites,” preferential treatment, nepotism – there are plenty of terms for what most employees consider to be a grossly unfair practice in the workplace: when a manager favors one employee over the rest. This is especially true when colleagues believe the preference isn’t based on working ability or professional merit, but rather, based solely…

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Forget “Win-Win!”

Why Managers Should Be Extra Tough in Negotiation Situations

The idealized “Win-Win Situation” that most aspire to reach in salary negotiations is a lazy compromise, explains former entrepreneur and negotiations expert Kurt-Georg Scheible. According to Scheible, the best way to win in a negotiation is to stay tough. Brutally tough. The classic “Harvard Concept” for negotiation recommends that both parties strive towards reaching a…

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Great Risk, Greater Rewards

The Politics of External Hiring for Senior Managers

Have you considered peeking over the corporate fence, in search of greener grass? External hiring for senior managers has the following benefits, which could make your efforts worthwhile: Personal growth – New perspectives are good. The challenge of working with new leaders and colleagues exposes you to fresh ways of thinking, decision-making, and problem solving….

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Successful Leadership

Handling “Highly Sensitive” Employees – The Right Way

Many managers wish they had employees with “drive…” The kind of employees who push themselves, and strive to over-perform. But few managers wish for “sensitive” employees – those who fold under the slightest hint of pressure. It’s time for a change of mindset! We’ll show you why handling highly sensitive team members the right way…

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The Experteer Bookshelf

Inspirational Business Books to Read This Winter

With January off to a running start, productivity worldwide is humming! There’s no better time to catch up on some reading, with a nice cup of tea and a spot by a fireplace. Experteer’s senior management weighs in on the inspirational business books, sites and sources that helped them to develop their own management styles. Read on for some…

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If you’re looking for a bigger paycheck, check out these industries!

The Best Paid Jobs in the US

Are you gunning for a raise? Looking for a new job, with a juicier paycheck? Then get smart – a new industry means a different salary. As you begin your search, consider these positions – the best paid jobs in the US right now. If you’re looking for the best paying job in the United…