Communication

The first clue was the due date March 32nd

August 8, 2019
Q. For years, I’ve set phony deadlines for my project teams. I build in a buffer, but they don’t know that. Lately, they’re starting to suspect I’m forcing them to make a false deadline. Should I level with them?

Are you inspiring loyalty?

August 8, 2019
In the book Leading Loyalty, authors Sandy Rogers, Leena Rinne and Shawn Moon examine what it takes to inspire this quality.

Don’t assume we can be anything we want to be

August 8, 2019
Typical leaders spend a lot of time trying to “improve” people into becoming something they’re not.

Even a 15-second presentation demands these basics

August 1, 2019
Never take any moment in the spotlight for granted. This is a moment that shapes the way people perceive you; don’t let it get away from you! Always consider these essentials.

6 team building activities for your telecommuting team

July 22, 2019
Telecommuting is very popular, but the distance requires that you use team-building activities.  Here are 6 you can try with your employees. 

Be sensitive when rejecting staff’s ideas

July 12, 2019
Speaking up in front of a supervisor can be stressful—but it doesn’t have to be, according to new research from a Rice University psychologist. How a leader responds to employee suggestions can impact whether the employee opens up in the future.

Remember your food service industry days? You should

July 11, 2019
Back when you were scratching to make ends meet, you may have had a job as a server or in a kitchen. The culinary world has a few unique and cherished traditions that are worth carrying over into a leadership position. What might the equivalent of these traditions be where you work now?

6 signs you might be the reason your employees are quitting

July 11, 2019
No boss wants to admit that they are the reason for their team’s issues, but if you’re experiencing recurring morale and retention problems, you might want to look inward for the cause. According to members of Forbes Coaches Council, here are some clear signs that it’s not your employees—it’s you.

Are you mirroring well enough?

July 11, 2019
In his book The Science of Selling, David Hoffeld describes four subconscious behaviors to mirror in your efforts to win over a buyer.

The problem with ‘dream teams’

June 13, 2019
When it comes to assembling a team, most people look for the best talent. But what actually happens when you have a whole team of stars?