Best-Practices Leadership

Why won’t the CEO let me help?

December 1, 2016
Q: It drives me crazy how our CEO loves to pay for overpriced consultants to tell us what we already know (or at least what I could’ve told the CEO for free). I’m never asked for my opinion. What’s a diplomatic way for me to convey my concern?

Out of the mouths of window washers…

November 16, 2016
What does a window washer have to tell a high-powered exec? More than he was expecting.

Make your voice heard

November 9, 2016
Using a practice called “shine theory,” a group of female leaders in the early Obama administration did just this.

Throw away your interview questions and think ‘I versus E’

October 21, 2016
What can’t job seekers fake in an interview? The answer is attitude, a person’s tendency or way of reacting to obstacles. It’s the #1 predictor of future job performance.

Annual merit pay loses its luster

October 20, 2016
For decades, employers have lulled their workforce into expecting measly but predictable pay increases every year. But that’s changing.

Marissa Mayer: Set up to fail?

September 24, 2016
Marissa Mayer’s fate at Yahoo shows that the C-suite is still chilly for women. Currently, women run only 22 of the companies in the Fortune 500.

5 quandaries to reveal your team’s ethical compass

September 19, 2016
Get together with staff and try to sort through these brain-burners.

Say it now: ‘They’re better than we are’

September 13, 2016
It’s in a business’ best interest that employees believe they’re #1, right? Maybe not.

Dusty Baker on imposing respect

September 1, 2016

The Washington Nationals baseball club has led its division in the National League for most of this season, and much of the credit is going to its skipper, Dusty Baker. A former player himself, Baker is known for his homespun and quirky comments, but in fact he is a fierce competitor with a seemingly natural ability to lead.

Put video in your digital strategy

August 31, 2016
If you haven’t already, now may be the time to add video to your social media marketing. We’ve boiled down some good, detailed information about video into 10 highlights.