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Why do you yell at your employees?

Six ways to keep your employees on track and working productively without getting worked up.

I recently read an article in The Wall Street Journal“When the Boss Is a Screamer,” that got me thinking about leadership styles and their effectiveness.  According to the article, the growing trend is toward a “softer, calmer” approach to communicating with employees to get them to do what we want.

Of course, we all have our personal styles based on our experiences and upbringing (Sometimes I think I treat employees not too differently than I treat my kids), but here’s what I’ve found works for me to keep my voice down and my employee productivity up:

Set realistic expectations.

The reason you get angry is probably because someone disappointed you, made a mistake, or handled a task flat-out wrong. But before you take it out on him, are you sure the employee is responsible? Did you set clear expectations? Did you communicate them in a way that your employee understood?  First, look in the mirror before you let your blood pressure rise. Oftentimes, you can find the mistake was the result of inadequate initial dialogue.

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