Leadership Development

What’s your OOTO look like?

April 6, 2022
The sculpting of your “Out of Office” email message is part of the ritual of being away. Of course, there’s a craft to it, and some best practices. Remember these pointers.

20 questions to ask your mentor

April 6, 2022
When you get time with a mentor—or even just an interesting interview subject, or someone you professionally admire—you’ll want to make the most of it. Here are some ideas for questions to ask.

Here’s your ‘5 years’ audit

March 25, 2022
It’s the interviewer’s favorite question, or the interviewee’s least favorite, or both: Where do you see yourself in five years? The five-year plan is an example of a future-oriented question that challenges applicants to look ahead. But why limit these fascinating questions to job interviews? How about turning them on yourself?

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.

School bells are a ringin’… for you

March 9, 2022
There are many ways to continue your education. Many colleges offer free online courses—in fact, some of the best schools in the U.S. offer free online learning. Here is an idea of the variety and quality of the available free classes out there.

How’s your cocktail party game?

March 9, 2022
Can it be true—we might be getting close to the return of true networking functions? Fashion PR executive and social media mentor Aliza Licht shares some pro tips for thriving at them.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 0422

March 9, 2022
How to go virtual … Maybe freeloaders aren’t a huge problem after all

Words with hidden sharp edges

March 9, 2022
Often, we’re not aware of our biased language, and we should examine it before we decide to use it. Here are some common words and phrases and the hidden history behind them.

Enjoy your glory days as an amateur

March 2, 2022
The word amateur usually has some suggestive associations. It says to us: beginner, wannabe, inexpert, inauthentic, fledgling, imitation, unprofessional. But the word really means someone engaged in a pursuit for the pleasure of it rather than money. We should hope to keep or rediscover some of that amateur enthusiasm and take it with us on our professional and personal journeys.

Suffer from the loner’s wish?

March 2, 2022
Many of us feel guilty for being loners, but there’s no need. We are among millions just like us.