Career Management

Put these leadership skills to work

November 11, 2020
A great leader is a manager who supports his or her employees and is willing to give up some control by letting employees make their own decisions. Focus on cultivating these traits in your own performance to become an effective leader.

Not an extrovert? You can still lead

November 11, 2020
Leaders should talk to their people as much as possible to be effective. But if you’re not naturally gregarious, this can be difficult.

Put these skills front and center

November 11, 2020
Being a leader calls for a mix of skills. You may be strong in one area, but you can’t afford to neglect the rest of the strengths that great leaders possess. Focus on developing these essential management requirements.

1-Minute Strategies: December ’20

November 4, 2020
Share your screen, but not for too long … Try a “Questions” box … Wait, Rudolph is a girl?? … I’ll be with you in a zeptosecond … Trees are still open for business … Do you mispell these wurds?

Improve productivity in and out of the office: 5 tips

October 29, 2020
It’s more important than ever to create an environment that engenders engagement and improves productivity for all of your staff. These five tips can help you do just that.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 1120

October 7, 2020
It’s easy to fall into saying “I’m sorry” to extremes … Bring delegated jobs to a proper close by telling employees how their efforts paid off … Are your employees genuinely treated well?

Accept the paradoxes of leadership

September 10, 2020
A leader’s errors in strategy, judgment, and compassion usually involve failing to balance the conflicting, even paradoxical demands that leadership makes. Consider three of the major paradoxes of leadership: How are you coping with them?

Prevent those awkward silences

September 10, 2020
When you meet someone you are excited to meet, your enthusiasm can be shattered when the conversation abruptly halts. Follow these tips to prevent awkward silences.

Choose the correct word

August 26, 2020
Impact vs. affect, farther vs. further, emigrate vs. immigrate, and sympathy vs. empathy.

I’ve reached the top—now what?

August 13, 2020
Learning the principles of leadership is a lifelong task. But that doesn’t mean you won’t reach the majority of your leadership goals at some point during your career—and then find yourself wondering what comes next. Here are some thoughts on staying fresh and keeping the challenge alive.