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Has ‘TMZ’ shown us the future of business?

October 7, 2020
Watch for bold companies to offer ever more vivid windows on their day-to-day operations. What began years ago with a CEO surprising everyone by taking the stage in sneakers and a turtleneck may transform into a competition among organizations to see who can show the public the most candid, unvarnished aspects of how they live and breathe.

Survive a leadership shakeup

October 7, 2020
Protect yourself and your employees when the latest new regime shows up by following this advice.

When you have to break a promise

October 7, 2020
Suppose that you’ve just finished assigning employees the July vacation days they wanted when your department is given a new project that requires the efforts of all your staff and can’t be postponed. That, of course, is a major morale-breaker, so try these three steps for working past it.

What can leaders do to minimize employee anxiety?

October 7, 2020
Bill Gimbel, president of LaSalle Benefits, has helped companies across America develop mental health benefit plans that meet their employee’ needs. Leadership Briefings reached out to Bill to find out what employers can do for employees’ mental well-being in these troubled times.

It’s not a weakness anymore!

October 7, 2020
Most of us think our weaknesses are holding us back, but we could be wrong. Using your supposed flaws wisely can be a path to success. By admitting to—and making use of—the following weaknesses, you can actually appear stronger.

Pose an alternative to cynicism

October 7, 2020
Sometimes during painful changes things get so tense that the cynics in your group will openly—and angrily—confront you about the company’s actions. Accept that you can’t argue people into commitment. They must make up their own minds in the face of cynicism. Clarify that via the following six steps.

When to take a hard line with gossips

October 7, 2020
Let’s be honest: People love to talk about other people. They love to make everyone else think they’re in the know, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t change human nature. But there are times when you have to take a hard—and perhaps permanent—line with gossips.

Tough questions—to keep it honest

October 7, 2020
They’re coming—questions from employees, applicants, and customers about your organization’s ethics. Since employee retention, hiring, and customer loyalty are always important issues, review the following tough questions about your company’s honesty.

Study: COVID creates leadership gap

October 7, 2020
A new study from Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning found that requirements in all industries have rapidly shifted, resulting in a widening gap between those leaders equipped for those new realities and those who are not.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 1120

October 7, 2020
It’s easy to fall into saying “I’m sorry” to extremes … Bring delegated jobs to a proper close by telling employees how their efforts paid off … Are your employees genuinely treated well?