Leadership Development

Create a better email signature

February 27, 2019
Most of us don’t put too much thought into our email signatures, but it’s actually valuable real estate. Make the most of that space at the bottom of your email with these tips.

5 steps to define a personal brand

February 14, 2019
To help define and develop a personal brand, employees should follow five steps.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 319

February 14, 2019
Silence is golden … A great interview question

Business works when you see beyond the obvious

January 10, 2019
If the first you know of a problem is when a system breaks down, it’s too late to avoid the fallout. On the other hand, if you take time to look closely you can see things aren’t running smoothly and you can take action to prevent them from getting worse.

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?