Career Management

Conventional wisdom? Maybe not

February 13, 2020
Looking for leadership guidance from yesterday’s management gurus can leave you in a time warp. To avoid getting trapped, watch out for these words of conventional wisdom that aren’t necessarily true—at least not all the time.

Attack your fears head-on

February 13, 2020
Given all the anxieties that trouble people at work these days, any way you can reduce your own sense of limitations can pay off for you and those who count on you. Here’s an exercise that can help you get started.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 0320

February 13, 2020
The pros of procrastination … How much eye contact is enough? … Avoid this conversation killer

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?

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.