F. John Reh

Articles by F. John Reh

7 Ways to Discern Naughty and Nice Employees

by Other Author, F. John Reh

Like everyone else, bosses make up naughty and nice lists at this time of year. The employees on the nice list get the best "presents": the best assignments, most promotions, biggest raises, etc. Those on the naughty list get the other jobs and assignments.

6 Tips to Manage the Holiday Season

by F. John Reh

Does it seem like everyone around you is getting into the Holidays, but you are too busy to join in? Do you feel like you are the only one doing any work anymore? Would you like some help getting through the Holiday season?

Overcoming Analysis Paralysis

by F. John Reh
Analysis paralysis is a form of procrastination. Rather than creating a solid plan and then executing it, all the time is spent continually improving the plan so that, effectively, nothing gets done.

Can I Put My Name On A Report I Delegated?

by F. John Reh

Your boss wants a report on some topic. You delegate to one of your subordinates the task of pulling tothether the material for the report. Instead of just giving you the material you asked for, the subordinate gives you a report that is almost compl

Top 10 Tips for New Managers

by F. John Reh
Who better to offer tips and insight to someone just starting their management career than the seasoned professional manager? Here are some tips from just such a group of managers.

Listen to Your Inner Voice

by F. John Reh
If you're in management long enough, you're bound to face a decision that will challenge your principles. There will always be gray areas that need to be navigated, where something might or might not be right. But inside all of us is something that tells us whether an action we're considering is or isn't right.

Employee Coaching: When To Step In

by F. John Reh
A lot has been written about why managers should coach employees. A lot also has been written on how to coach employees. You can find many articles on the Pygmalion Effect and the Galatea Effect, which explain how employee coaching works. Very few ar

2 Purposes that Separate Delegating from Dumping

by F. John Reh

It can be difficult to delegate. When it's your reputation on the line, no one is more reliable than yourself. As a manager, you know it's important to become a good delegator. Still, it's challenging to decide which shifts in responsibility will allow your organization to become as successful as possible.

Pareto's Principle - The 80-20 Rule

by F. John Reh
How the 80/20 rule can help you be more effective In 1906, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto created a mathematical formula to describe the unequal distribution of wealth in his country, observing that twenty percent of the people owned 80 percent of the wealth. In the late 1940s, Dr. Joseph M. Juran inaccurately attributed the 80/20 Rule to Pareto, calling it Pareto's Principle. While it may be misnamed, Pareto's Principle or Pareto's Law as it is sometimes called, can be a very effective tool to help you manage effectively.

Team Building

by F. John Reh
How can you build a team environment when its individual performance that leads to recognition, advancement, and more money? To start, you have to show your employees that working as a team benefits them personally.