Many Managers Are Uncomfortable Communicating with Their Employees – Here’s How You Can Help Them

(from the KMA HR Support Center)

Here’s a startling statistic: nearly 70% of managers are uncomfortable communicating with their employees. That number comes from a Harris Poll conducted on behalf of Interact, and it indicates that managers may at times shy away from doing basic management duties.

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Five Strategies for Managing Conflict

We all face conflict from time to time—an interaction with another party in which, on the surface, there appears to be friction. Knowing how to move forward and maintain solid working relationships can be a challenge at times.

Here’s a list of five practical things you can do when faced …read more…

Celebrating Three Years of KMA Breakfast Briefs!

We established the KMA Breakfast Brief series in 2015 as a platform for KMA and strategic partners to instruct and advise our community on a variety of fresh and timely business topics. Over three years, we have hosted a whopping 23 Breakfast Brief events and have almost …read more…

Managers are Coaches, Too!

If you’re a manager, you know that being an effective coach for your team is an important part of your job as a leader. Bringing out the best performance in every employee improves engagement and accountability, boosts morale, and ultimately drives success. But many in management roles dread those “coaching …read more…