Leadership Development

If you can’t say something nice …

January 9, 2020
Q. I’ve been watching my boss botch move after move for a few years now, and it’s tough not to get swept up in the talk at work about his errors. I’d like to play devil’s advocate, but what argument can I make in defense of such a poor leader?

Filler up!

January 9, 2020
We all use filler words, or vocal disfluencies, in our daily speech. The junk food of the applied linguistics world, they come off as sloppy and faltering. We should try to banish them, especially from our professional speech as much as possible. Right? Well, not necessarily.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 0220

January 9, 2020
That is brand-new information! … Go logo-less

Accelerating executive leadership development: 3 ways to stretch yourself

January 9, 2020
The seminal work of the Center for Creative Leadership provides quantifiable evidence that leaders develop most through stretch experiences.

Time for an adventure?

December 13, 2019
Q. Did you ever take some time away from the job, or between jobs, to embark upon a personal quest of some sort? I’m pondering how a truly epic journey might change my life (even if it hurts my career).

Leadership Tips, Vol. 0120

December 13, 2019
Lied to in a negotiation? … Advice is better received when it’s offered than when it’s imposed … Make too many excuses?

Getting therapy through your phone

December 5, 2019
Therapy apps can be a cost-effective and convenient alternative to the scheduling and cost problems of traditional counseling methods. Here are just a few of the apps now available.

Might they be nudging you out the door?

December 5, 2019
In a recent AARP survey, nearly two out of three workers 45 and older said they have seen or experienced age discrimination on the job. Here is a list of some sneaky excuses companies can use to push you toward retirement.

What’s your ‘Yeah, but’?

November 7, 2019
Almost everyone must go through their career with the phantom of a “Yeah, but” hovering around them. Maybe it’s a working life tainted by missed opportunities, regrettable behavior, personality failings or just perpetual bad luck. How you deal with your own private “Yeah, but” may determine your level of happiness in life.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 1219

November 7, 2019
Face to face, eye to eye … What, exactly, is a comptroller?