Leadership Development

Penalty flag on the office decor

January 13, 2021
Q: I’ve been a Washington Redskins fan for most of my life, and my office shows it—posters, helmet, throw-rug, etc. Now that we’re returning to the office, I’m wondering what my employees will think if I don’t remove the “Redskins” motif, now that the team dropped the offensive nickname. I’d like to keep all my memorabilia. What would you do?

Train your eye on these indicators

January 13, 2021
If your business fails (whatever business you’re in), everybody suffers. As a leader at any level, you’ve got to concentrate on the fundamentals of success if you want your organization to thrive. Here’s what to pay attention to.

You can control how you’re perceived

January 13, 2021
Your image as a leader depends on more than selecting the right power suit. Here’s how to stay in control of how people perceive you.

Tale of 2 teachers

January 13, 2021
A successful merchant prided himself on his resistance to sales pitches. Once he made up his mind not to buy, no spiel could change it or wear him down. However, one young salesman just wouldn’t give up.

Ditch these 6 ‘skills’ right now!

January 13, 2021
Ed Hess identifies six skills and attitudes that not long ago might have gotten you a corner office—but may now get you fired.

Adopt a selfless attitude

January 13, 2021
Being a good leader is a selfless task—literally. You have to put your organization’s objectives above your own, and that means putting other people’s abilities and contributions first.

Great quotes to start a better year

December 9, 2020
It’s been a tough year. And most of us would like to put it behind us and look forward to brighter days. To help you get started, here are some inspirational words from top business people on leadership, management, and motivation.

Set an example for your stars

December 9, 2020
Let these three principles guide you as you lead your A team.

Give new managers effective guidance

December 9, 2020
New managers who report to you may be nervous and uncertain. One good way to start building their confidence and skills is to help them develop a good working relationship with you so they know what to expect from their future bosses. Spell out your expectations in three steps.

Be assertive, not aggressive

December 9, 2020
Here’s how to be assertive without coming off as an ogre.