Articles

Mission statements: Beware empty promises and hollow platitudes

January 9, 2020
See if you can tell what the problem is with these well-known mission statements.

How to lead older employees

January 9, 2020
While generational tension is certainly not uncommon in the professional world, it’s not an insurmountable issue. In fact, it can be a leverageable asset. Here are some things to keep in mind when leading your elders.

Their last job isn’t the true picture

January 9, 2020
Recruiting and retention expert Mel Kleiman of Humetrics says that we make a mistake conducting job interviews when we immediately fall back on asking about the applicant’s current job or their last one.

Think stream, not income

January 9, 2020
Is your business working too hard for too little money? This anecdote may point you to a new line of thinking.

Do your employees know how to make your business succeed?

January 9, 2020
Imagine if every employee in your business understood how and why your business works the way it does, could evaluate risk and its mitigation, and knew how to align their personal strategy to your company strategy.

One woman’s victory over corporate tunnel vision

January 9, 2020
Here’s an example of smart people being just a little blind in hiring.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 0220

January 9, 2020
That is brand-new information! … Go logo-less

Accelerating executive leadership development: 3 ways to stretch yourself

January 9, 2020
The seminal work of the Center for Creative Leadership provides quantifiable evidence that leaders develop most through stretch experiences.

Banish traits that start arguments

January 2, 2020
Some days it seems everyone is in a bad mood. Or maybe it’s just you. If you’re getting into more than your share of altercations, perhaps you need to work on one or more of these issues.

Sound Bites: January ’20

January 2, 2020
Answering a question quickly is polite and decisive, right? Maybe … Sell your ideas … Whenever an update is released for your device, download and install it right away … Looking to hire someone who isn’t just another yes-man (or woman)?