Career Management

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.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 0920

August 13, 2020
Can you think on your feet as fast as the Oakland A’s? …  When NOT to use the “rule of three” … Go ahead, switch your seat

Too persuadable? Stick to email

July 12, 2020
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Learn how to stop talking

July 9, 2020
Knowing what to say in a difficult situation and getting started on saying it are often-discussed problems. Yet it’s just as difficult for many of us to stop talking once we get rolling.

Sound Bites: July ’20

June 24, 2020
Delivering bad news? Take this three-pronged approach … Urge staffers to settle disputes on their own … Ask job candidates about past conflicts … Say “Thanks” in person

Leadership Tips, Vol. 0720

June 10, 2020
Control your time … Take this test to measure staff alignment

7 secrets to success

May 14, 2020
When people ponder what makes an effective leader, sometimes they get caught up in style at the expense of substance. A strong handshake and commanding voice are nice qualities, but they don’t guarantee management success.