Management Practices

Calm down, everyone: Mindful practices for a mellower office

November 5, 2018
When Teresa Walsh started looking for a new job, she spent five minutes a day meditating. Mindfulness practices keep people in the moment, engaged in the activity at hand, and able to approach demands with greater clarity.

Benign dictatorship? It’s a gamble

October 21, 2018
Q. I find that my people respond powerfully to assertive, one-sided authority. But is this model dead? Am I a dinosaur?

When it’s okay to be a little paranoid

October 11, 2018
Q. In a society where things we did and said twenty years ago can be so easily retrieved and held against us, I’m nervous seeing my name attached to so many work documents I never actually see, emails from the company, etc. Am I being needlessly paranoid?

Following these best practices?

October 11, 2018
Preparation drives your success. If you aspire to lead, you cannot wing it. Those who attain power and prestige don’t get there by accident. They develop skills that propel them higher. Here’s how to enhance your reputation as an admired leader.

Foster a culture of excellence

September 19, 2018
If you want your employees to excel, start by creating the right working environment, says Adam Witty, CEO of Advantage|ForbesBooks. Here are his top leadership tips for doing just that.

Did Starbucks fail at communicating policy?

May 17, 2018
It’s likely that the Starbucks incidents reveal some form of discriminatory animus on the part of individual employees. But from a management and HR perspective, there is another layer.

Here’s what your boss wants from you

May 9, 2018
Here are some actions you can take (or not take) that would be surefire C-suite pleasers.

6 things you shouldn’t put in writing

February 28, 2018
While email, text or social media may be the predominant way you communicate these days—they definitely shouldn’t be the only way you communicate. In fact, here are six things you should never put in writing.

Striving to become rational

January 31, 2018

Even if people are not as rational as we’d hope, there are steps we can take to mitigate our biases. 

Four big bad sales myths of 2018

January 12, 2018

My experience with a particularly friendly wolf, Micah, got me thinking about how, in sales, we sometimes constrain ourselves with limiting beliefs, or myths, and the New Year is the perfect time to debunk these falsities and rethink how you are going to approach sales in 2018.