Career Management

Tale of 2 teachers

January 13, 2021
A successful merchant prided himself on his resistance to sales pitches. Once he made up his mind not to buy, no spiel could change it or wear him down. However, one young salesman just wouldn’t give up.

Ditch these 6 ‘skills’ right now!

January 13, 2021
Ed Hess identifies six skills and attitudes that not long ago might have gotten you a corner office—but may now get you fired.

Great quotes to start a better year

December 9, 2020
It’s been a tough year. And most of us would like to put it behind us and look forward to brighter days. To help you get started, here are some inspirational words from top business people on leadership, management, and motivation.

Jeff Bezos: Call it work/life harmony

December 9, 2020
I know if I am energized at work, happy at work, feeling like I’m adding value, part of a team, whatever energizes you, that makes me better at home. Likewise, if I’m happy at home, it makes me a better employee, a better boss.

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?