Leadership Development

4 better queries than ‘How are you?’

January 10, 2019
Writing for Forbes, Jim Ludema and Amber Johnson point out that the only reason most of us ask this question is because it would appear impolite not to ask. They offer a list of alternative questions.

“I want honest feedback!”

January 10, 2019
The number of us who truly want it straight is far smaller than those of us who claim to.

Create your goals for 2019: Look to leadership past, present and future

January 2, 2019
The start of each new year is an opportunity to set goals and a timeline in which to accomplish them. It’s a time when your employees are more receptive to change and the start of new initiatives, which presents a unique and timely opportunity for leaders to create change and move the organization forward.

Sound Bites: January ’19

January 1, 2019
How’s your welcome committee? … Ditch the shades … Time to bow out … Want your luggage handled more gently by the airline? … Did you know the “ribbon” sticking out of a Hershey’s Kiss has a name?

Before you pitch that idea…

December 19, 2018
No idea lives or dies according to its own virtues. Here are some factors to consider before pitching an idea to someone in your organization.

Wait, you mean there’s something more important than money?

December 13, 2018
Q. I’m considering taking a prime job but suspect I’m being low-balled on my compensation. On the other hand, there’s fierce competition for the job and I don’t want to make waves I can’t settle before they make their decision. How important a factor has compensation been in your own career?

Just because it’s the year’s end, that doesn’t mean you have to summarize it

December 13, 2018
You may be tempted at an office holiday party to say a few words about the business end of things, mentioning what was accomplished this year—but now is not the time.

The 4 Burners theory

December 6, 2018
Ever heard of this one? It’s a new way of looking at work-life balance.

1-Minute Strategies: January ’19

December 6, 2018
Are those meetings really necessary? … Watch out for auto-linking … Try this headline analyzer … Attention Harry Potter fans! … The Mandela Effect

4 ways to annoy strangers fast

November 29, 2018
You don’t want to come across as annoying or rude when you meet people for the first time. So, if you are interacting with a new group, whether it is a new work team or strangers at a social event, avoid these behaviors.