Articles

Don’t just listen—be listened to

March 10, 2021
You know that listening to others is vital, but what about persuading others to listen to you and your requests? These tactics can help you and your employees get the attention—and the results—you need.

Why leaders need to think like entrepreneurs

March 10, 2021
The future belongs to those who can think like an entrepreneur. After all, entrepreneurs are resilient and resourceful, creative and critical thinkers who can identify and solve problems, mobilize resources, and make things happen when the path is not clear. Simply put, they possess the attitudes and skills the world now demands.

Address fears before change

March 10, 2021
Most employees will support change, even on a large scale, if they understand the need for it—and if they don’t see a high personal cost to themselves. Before asking your employees to follow you, analyze how the change will affect them in four areas.

Navigate business growth: 10 tips

March 10, 2021
When running a business, you are constantly striving to promote growth. Once things start to take off, there’s often a whole new set of challenges that must be addressed. Here are a few tips I’ve found useful when navigating a period of business growth and expansion.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 0421

March 10, 2021
Begin every message with the result in mind … Get more ideas during important meetings … Give a heads up before a tricky conversation

‘I did what you told me to do’

February 24, 2021
What’s clear to you may not be clear to others.

Avoid right-or-wrong arguments

February 24, 2021
You’re probably good at winning your point in arguing with your staff, but it’s a skill you don’t want to overuse.

Eliminate 4 crucial weaknesses

February 10, 2021
Leadership doesn’t come naturally to every manager. As you move forward in your career, work to expel these weaknesses that can inhibit your ability to be seen as a true leader.

Yes, you can reduce interruptions

February 10, 2021
Setting aside specific hours in the day to work without interruption can help you manage your time more efficiently, but pressing issues will still come up. Be prepared, and prepare your employees, too, by classifying your most common interruptions so employees know when they can interrupt you and when to wait. Try these basic categories.

Don’t let these scandals rock your organization

February 10, 2021
A scandal can ruin your organization’s reputation. As a leader, be on the lookout for these crises-in-waiting so you can take action before they wreak havoc on your organization and its people.