Career Management

Leadership Tips, Vol. 0121

December 9, 2020
Soften the blow of criticism … Don’t react impulsively to an employee’s careless error … Don’t know how to pronounce a name? Ask … Never let your phone voicemail tell the caller that it is “full”

1-Minute Strategies: January ’21

December 2, 2020
Completing a task sent to you via email? Don’t be too quick to say “Done!” … Fun via Zoom isn’t always easy  … Tell your supplies manager you have a special request … What is Kaprekar’s constant? … Getting together during the COVID winter takes creativity … Lock, stock and barrel

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.