Leadership Development

Kickstart your old friend, curiosity

February 9, 2022
Curiosity suggests a vulnerability or lack of mastery, or maybe it’s a perception that it doesn’t sound as powerful as, say, a word like accomplished. Whatever the reasons, the “curiosity quotient” is a crucial element in navigating the complexity of our world.

Boost your copywriting arsenal

February 9, 2022
When you’re looking for material to help you create new product copy, you need inspiration, and you also need to make sure you’re not treading already-worn ground. Steve Slaunwhite, author of The Everything Guide to Writing Copy, has some advice on where to look.

How to learn a new language

February 9, 2022
There are tons of language learning apps out there, and new ones are always in development. Here are a few of the best and most popular.

Avoid these eroders of trust

February 9, 2022
Trust makes transactions happen. But they won’t if you allow these missteps in your leadership style.

What complaining says about us

February 9, 2022
We all complain. We also complain about complainers. Author Robin M. Kowalski discusses the myriad of different reasons we complain, and one of them is conveying a social image.

Are you being taken advantage of?

February 9, 2022
A 2019 survey by Paychex.com revealed that over 77% of employees feel that they’ve been taken advantage of at their jobs. Now, those people surveyed knew about setting boundaries; you know this too. But sometimes you don’t know that you need to set them until they’re tested.

Rethink how you refuel

February 2, 2022
The pandemic has seismically altered the world we live in and the way we live in it. While we adjust and move forward—returning to onsite work, adjusting to new hybrid positions or taking extra precautions to combat new covid strains ramping up—it can be trickier to take care of ourselves in the ways we used to.

The art of procedural writing

February 2, 2022
Whether it’s being tasked with updating the employee manual, or you’re trying to prepare your colleagues to handle your desk during a planned absence, or you’re leaving a list for your pet sitter, at some point most of us have to prepare written instructions. Authors Jane Curry and Diana Young share specific tips.

Preserve your brain’s health

February 2, 2022
Recently on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” guest Professor James Goodwin talked about brain health. Host A. Martinez mentioned that his father was convinced that doing a crossword puzzle in pen, every day, would keep his mind sharp.

A new idea for structuring your day

January 12, 2022
Talking to a friend last month after a long disconnect, I asked him if he had anything new he was into: hobbies, fitness routines, anything to cope with the stress of his job as the CFO of a printing company. “I discovered something interesting by accident,” he said.