Best-Practices Leadership

Time to update your email policy?

April 6, 2022
With the growing threat of ransomware, new regulations around privacy and the impact of improper disclosure of company-sensitive information through email, it might be time to have another look at your email policy. Here are some things the policy should cover.

The difficulties of group writing

April 6, 2022
The challenge when people get together on a document is to maintain one voice so that the reader isn’t thrown by changes in tense, point of view, phrasing, word choice, structure and so on. Sometimes it’s even difficult to keep on the same point. Group writing is hard, and the more people involved, the more difficult. Here are some guidelines.

Heed NLRA rules when discouraging unions

March 31, 2022
Organized labor is on a roll, with union elections making news everywhere from Amazon warehouses to John Deere factories to Starbucks coffee houses. The trend has employers wondering what they can do to thwart union organizing activities.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it

March 9, 2022
A mission statement should distill all that you want your business to accomplish, deliver and contribute to the world. It should also be a framework that can stay solid and consistent while allowing for adaptation, growth and change. Easy, right?

‘Reinvention is just one good idea away’

March 2, 2022
After a miserable year, Kristen Coffield turned to her culinary roots and started with the one thing she could control: food that can dial down stress, increase energy and aid in our restorative rest. Here is her advice to budding entrepreneurs.

Key websites for execs who need ideas

March 2, 2022
The internet is so vast, finding useful tools for your executive can be an overwhelming endeavor. It helps when you can get some solid recommendations, especially by a pro who knows what they’re talking about. Here is a list of some valuable sites from’s Jenn Leach, a self-professed “total course junkie, online tool and resource junkie.”

3 steps toward pay transparency for new hires

February 17, 2022
More employers seeking a recruiting advantage in today’s tight labor market have started advertising exactly how much they’re paying. It might be time for you to try that bold tactic, too.

Metaverse to influence how work gets done by 2026

February 15, 2022
Move over, Slack and Zoom; you’re about to get replaced by something bigger and potentially better. The metaverse will soon become part of many Americans’ work lives, according to the Gartner business advisory group.

4 ideas for successful ideation

February 9, 2022
Since ideation is a process that can be applied to a wide range of scenarios, here are a few techniques to try out.

How they do candor at Pixar

February 9, 2022
If you read business stories regularly, it’s hard not to happen upon some rabbit-hole tidbits about Pixar’s Braintrust. This much-discussed creative meeting tool of Pixar leaders is described by founding member Ed Catmull in his book, Creativity, Inc.