Leadership Development

How to decline a promotion

August 22, 2018
The expectation is that if you have a job, your goal should be to climb the ladder and move into a leadership position. But what if you love your job so much that you want to stay exactly where you are? How do you explain that to the people offering you a promotion? Take this advice.

Get out your handkerchiefs for this tale of sports heroism

August 9, 2018
Does the name Mallory Holtman ring a bell? You’ve got to go back about a decade to understand her very well-deserved 15 minutes of fame.

To get through a conference call, put yourself on mute

August 9, 2018
An applications engineer in the motor industry, quoted in the book Speed Lead, offers this sly advice.

Adopt these three habits to be a more respected manager

July 27, 2018
Earning the title of manager can be a rite of passage on your personal career ladder—but it doesn’t necessarily mean that your employees, peers or superiors will follow your lead, respect your ideas or perceive your recommendations as credible. Adopt these three habits to command the professional respect you need to succeed as a manager.

The dreams that tell you you’re stressed

July 25, 2018
If you run into a string of these pesky nightmares, or even one whopper, it’s probably time to take stock of your situation and acknowledge your stress is worth addressing.

Laugh and the company laughs with you?

July 12, 2018
Q. Thinking back on all the jobs I’ve ever had, it occurs to me my favorite managers and leaders all had one thing in common—a hearty, even booming laugh. Is there a lesson here?

Nobody likes a know-it-all

July 12, 2018
Both you and your people will benefit if you can show a little humility through simple asides, like “Sometimes I jump to conclusions.”

Count your praise and double it

July 12, 2018
Cindi Leive, former editor-in-chief of Glamour magazine, shares these lessons in leadership.

Stand up for what’s right

July 12, 2018
Admiral Paul Zukunft led over 50,000 people as a commandant in the U.S. Coast Guard. He credits eavesdropping on his boss as one of the key learning moments in his lengthy career.

To lead, take the high road

July 12, 2018
Difficult executive decisions call for leaders to take the high road, built on calm reflection and observation, rather than the low road, based on expediency.