Even a 15-second presentation demands these basics

Never take any moment in the spotlight for granted, even if it’s just to stand up and say your name, where you work and a favorite hobby in order to introduce yourself at a public gathering. This is a moment that shapes the way people perceive you; don’t let it get away from you! Always consider these essentials.

Unlock your brain’s potential to achieve strategic goals

Brainpower is the key to developing your strategic thinking and planning skills. If you consider recent insights into how the brain works, it’s possible to develop effective techniques to enhance your strategic capabilities.

Transforming your business through the power of conversation

In her new book The Leadership Conversation, Rose Fass explains why conversations serve as the bedrock of transformational leadership.

Recognizing and rectifying managerial disengagement

Smart managers make efforts to monitor employee engagement—the level of commitment and passion workers bring to their positions. Smart organizations, though, are aware that the same potential for disengagement exists in any position, including leadership. And since the behavior of a disengaged manager can cause a negative ripple effect across the whole company, swift detection is a must.


Today's Leadership Tip

Each year that the digital lifestyle engulfs us all, the power of a simple handwritten note grows. Just as getting a real greeting card in the mail dwarfs even the snazziest animated e-card, handing off a note of thanks, encouragement or motivation written in your own hand is a gesture that gets noticed and remembered. If your staff doesn't know your lettering by sight, it might mean your communications with them could use a personal touch.


Q. I’m in the process of gaining U.S. citizenship. When I applied for a job recently, the employer asked me to produce documents proving I was legally able to work. I provided my driver’s license and Social Security card, but then he asked for a “green card,” which I do not have. Is this legal?

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