Communication

5 keys to create group harmony

April 7, 2015
Andrew Field, president and CEO of PrintingForLess.com, has articulated the principles that guide his leadership.

The importance of impromptu speaking

April 6, 2015

You may not be exactly the strong communicator you think you are. That’s the conclusion from an analysis of 40 CEOs whose videotaped interviews yielded wide discrepancies between how they think they come across and how they really do.

Marketing trends for social media managers

April 3, 2015
Digital marketing changes so fast that even employees dedicated to staying ahead of it can feel overwhelmed. Here are some trends to watch this year.

Drive strong results with diverse teams

March 31, 2015
Researchers at MIT and George Washington University studied eight years of data at a big U.S. professional services company. Inspecting revenue figures, employee surveys and other workplace metrics, researchers found that more diverse teams significantly outperform homogeneous groups.

Grab the audience with a prop and they won’t soon forget it

March 25, 2015
Do you know about what happened when Richard Feynman testified at a hearing on what caused the Challenger disaster? His brief display became a legend in how to powerfully convey a point.

Let managers fix their own problems

March 22, 2015

Even after becoming CEO of SAP, the world’s largest software firm, Bill McDer­­mott never stopped learning. He kept searching for ways to enhance his leadership.

CEO offers ultimate perk: vacation cash

March 19, 2015
Many organizations give employees a specified number of annual paid days off—perhaps 10 or 15—in addition to a handful of federal holidays. Bart Lorang felt that wasn’t enough.

How to win? ‘One-and-done’

March 18, 2015

Asked how to prepare for a football playoff, coach Craig Bohl recommends adopting a mindset he calls “one-and-done.” Bohl won his third consecutive FCS (NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision) national title when his North Dakota State team won its division in 2013. That makes Bohl, now the coach at Wyoming, college football’s leading expert on playoffs.

Why IBM’s CEO thinks in threes

March 9, 2015
If you run a company with 431,000 employees in 170 countries, you need to simplify your message. Virginia Rometty, IBM’s ninth CEO in its 104-year history, knows how to communicate in bite-size nuggets to drive home her point.

Good managers know it’s not all about the money

March 1, 2015
Morey Stettner, editor of Executive Leadership, recently described for webinar attendees the power of intrinsic motivators to get workers to buy into their jobs in ways a bonus check can’t provoke. There’s a lot of psychology in play when people sit down at their desks in the morning; learn to wield it to your advantage and you won’t have to constantly buy off staff lethargy.