Carla Jones nearly lost it.

Here it was, her very first day as a line supervisor, and Mary Watkins was screaming – at her. So loudly that every head turned and all work stopped.

Imagine the thoughts that flashed through Carla's mind. Thoughts like If I tell her to shut up, she'll hate me ... If I back down, she'll think I'm a wimp ... and the worst one of all

“I’m not really cut out for this job.”

And that’s when Carla remembered advice she’d read that very morning. Some newsletter her boss had handed her. Skimmed it while drinking coffee. Intervene fast, it said. When someone acts out, stop them cold. Take a moment to center yourself ... make sure not to express anger ... but don’t wait for a “better time.”

Carla took a deep breath and did what she had to do. Mary calmed down – turned out she’d arrived at work already on edge due to a home issue. That afternoon, Carla’s boss slipped her a thank-you with “Good job!” handwrittten on the outside. Carla’s new career was off to a fast start.

And it wouldn’t have happened but for the tip from that newsletter. What the heck was that newsletter called, anyway?

Introducing ... Managing People at Work.

‘Help Me’: The Two Most Powerful Words
in the English Language?

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  • How to defuse anger.
  • How to read faces and minds.
  • How to get the upper hand.
  • How to say no.

You’d take a class if you had time ... but you don’t, not with your workload. You’d stay up late reading those books your boss recommended ... but you can barely keep your eyes open through dinner!

But here’s the latest issue of Managing People at Work lying by your keyboard. Full of practical advice, and easy to read, too. Fun, even, and only four pages long. Shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Why not bring it along on break?

And wow, the tips and tricks you’ll discover!

  • How to light a fire under entry-level workers. One super idea? Work alongside them for an hour or so. Message: You’re a hands-on boss, you value what they do, you care.
  • Great way to say ‘great job!’ Meet with employee and boss and work in the following
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Two Things You Must NEVER Do

Take a moment right now to examine a sample issue of Managing People at Work. Or just keep reading this letter for tips aplenty. Here, for example, are two things NEVER to do –

  • Be careful not to inadvertently commit harassment. You could be sued PERSONALLY. And your employer would not necessarily assist with your defense.
  • Don’t tolerate anything even remotely resembling harassment. A throwaway joke or offhand comment may seem meaningless to you, but to a cancer victim or abuse survivor it may mean something completely different.

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Phillip A. Ash
Publisher

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P.P.S. Remember Carla Jones, the novice manager whose story started this letter? Carla had been an administrative assistant, one of many in a 350-person organization. Only a few years of college but bright, personable, a go-getter. Leadership potential for sure. Yet on her first day as a manager, she nearly took a stumble that could have snuffed a promising career. Good thing that copy of Managing People at Work was at hand. It saved her.