How to strengthen your empathy muscle—crucial for managers

March 3, 2023
Being a good manager isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time and effort to develop the skills and abilities necessary to effectively lead a team. Valuable lessons are learned through trial and error, and the constantly changing work landscape necessitates the development of new methods and approaches to ensure your people-first intent is received as such.

Get more than a little bit of respect

December 15, 2022
Executives who are not respected by their team can’t lead effectively. If your employees don’t respect you, they won’t obey your decisions or respond to your direction.

91-year-old Warren Buffett says you can spot a great leader by simply looking for this one trait

November 10, 2022
Warren Buffett knows a thing or two about leadership. As longtime chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, the 91-year-old billionaire and Harvard reject earned the moniker “The Oracle of Omaha” for his savvy investment advice. He is also famous in corporate circles for hiring the best people.

How do you rate on the realness scale?

June 2, 2022
Chris Hopwood of the University of California, Davis has created a realness test to measure one’s ability for acting the same way on the outside as they feel on the inside, an important component of authenticity and the ability to defeat our own neuroses.

Anger: The go-nowhere, get-nothing product

March 9, 2022
Q. I had an employee I came into conflict with two years ago, and I just can’t seem to get over what he did to me. We’re both at different jobs now, but a couple of mutual colleagues have noticed my bitterness. I’m not sure how to get over it—my anger surprises me.

Avoid these eroders of trust

February 9, 2022
Trust makes transactions happen. But they won’t if you allow these missteps in your leadership style.

Walk the line between assertive and aggressive

November 3, 2021
Many of us would like to be more assertive, and not just at work. Joaquín Selva gives concrete advice in an article for Positive Psychology.

How many phones can you afford to lose? The importance of respect

September 8, 2021
Courtesy, professionalism and respect: another form of CPR that saves lives.

A tale of two $150 million+ gifts

August 16, 2021
Which type of person are you—the type who would ask for your name to be pounded into the pages of history as a condition of a gift, or the type who would make such a grand offering anonymously?

The sweet spot of leadership

August 16, 2021
Don’t measure yourself or your staff against unattainable leadership qualities; you’ll always come up short. Here are the two most vital leadership characteristics.