Articles

Why there are no ‘useless’ meetings

February 14, 2019
Let’s just wait one second here before we start our daily bashing of supposedly time-wasting meetings, shall we? Consider these advantages of even the ones that feel so very sloggy and pointless.

4 ways to give older workers a powerful boost

February 14, 2019
Clara Burns, partner at Kemp Smith LLP, points out that the institutional knowledge and experience that older workers possess—skills honed in the rough arena of cold business reality—are invaluable. She reveals how to give these employees what they really want, while making sure they still give you their all.

5 steps to define a personal brand

February 14, 2019
To help define and develop a personal brand, employees should follow five steps.

6 keys to cultivate a resilient team

February 14, 2019
Here are six hallmarks of a resilient team that understands how to manage stress, solve problems and bounce back from adversity.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 319

February 14, 2019
Silence is golden … A great interview question

Make sure you are ‘social listening’

February 1, 2019
Amanda Brinkman, executive producer of the Small Business Revolution, says that “social listening” and learning about customers is as important as what you share. She offers these suggestions

3 rules of a perfect story

January 23, 2019
Great storytelling is the No. 1 way to connect with your audience, whether you are giving a speech to a roomful of people, presenting to your team or selling to customers. The best stories have three qualities.

Can your company’s brand survive in this world?

January 10, 2019
The brands we once developed such loyalties to—everyone from Campbell’s Soup to Tide detergent to Heinz ketchup—are in crisis these days as the internet continues to change the way people perceive value and make purchases.

It’s a conference, not a vacation

January 10, 2019
Q. Our company is liberal with sending its people to various conferences around the country. They all come back seemingly rejuvenated and flush with new ideas. Some of it is useful; most of it is not. What can I do to ensure that these costly training trips don’t turn into junkets?

Best flop ever!

January 10, 2019
Q. What business failure was the most educational for you?