Articles

Prepare for that moment at the mic

April 9, 2020
If you have a big presentation coming up, don’t let the stress of it keep you from doing your very best. Follow these tips to prepare so you shine on the big day.

To lead, change your attitude

April 9, 2020
While technique is important to successful leadership, your attitude is just as important. Organizational expert Robert E. Quinn suggests several ways of approaching your obligations as a leader.

What do you want to know about the people you lead?

April 9, 2020
One common wish among leaders is to know the answer to “What are my people saying?” But consider a more important issue: “What questions are my people asking?”

Power up your responses

April 8, 2020
Some words—no matter how trivial they seem—can make you look less sure, professional and capable. Make these small tweaks in your language to appear more confident and competent.

Act and look like a leader: It’s easy

April 7, 2020
You have to command respect from the people around you, whether they are upper-level managers or your own employees. Practice and cultivate these leadership behaviors.

Coronavirus tactics: Managing a remote staff

March 13, 2020
Want to get the most from your remote staff? Showing that out of sight does not mean out of mind encourages them to step up their game and contribute to the company’s development.

The next great Lifetime movie

March 11, 2020
Q. I’m a single female VP (it took me 10 years to rise up) who is romantically attracted to a charming male subordinate. We have a strict no-fraternization policy. I love my job and I’m falling in love with him. I know I can’t have both. Help!

Feeling the fire’s heat

March 11, 2020
Q. I received a directive from above to “find a reason to fire” a worker I hired several years ago. This person did nothing wrong from what I see, but the powers-that-be must have their reasons why they no longer want him employed here. Should I demand an explanation from them, or should I work on the termination?

Considering a retreat? Ask 3 questions

March 11, 2020
Before you start planning one, decide whether a retreat is right for you. Dave Jennings, president of the consulting and training firm Business Acumen, Inc., poses the following three questions.

Delegate your authority without fear

March 11, 2020
You know it’s important to delegate authority to those you lead in order to empower them and develop their leadership potential. Still, giving up the authority you’ve worked so hard to acquire and apply is hard. Accept that fact, and learn to face three of the fears that plague every leader who delegates.