Strategic Leadership

Keep your contractors on budget

June 10, 2020
By sweating the small stuff, you can help your contractors stick to the budget and do a better job as well.

To learn from failure, ask 3 questions

June 10, 2020
You can learn from your failures—but how do you go about it? Start with three questions you can ask to guide your efforts.

Resilience trumps misfortune

June 10, 2020
Resilience, the “ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change” (Merriam-Webster), allows you to navigate between extremes when things get tough, as in these four situations.

Find a speaker in 3 steps

June 10, 2020
If you want to engage a speaker for a function or celebration, start early. The more research you can do before you sign a contract, the better your choice will be. Here are some steps that Bryan Caplovitz of Simply Speaking Seminars suggests to get a jump on the selection process.

Navigating the dynamics of a split office

June 10, 2020
Not only does working in shifts reduce office density, but it also prevents overcrowding on sidewalks and mass transit. However, this also comes with challenges. Here are some tips for keeping workers safer, happier and more productive as companies transition into a split office setup.

Make sure ‘no’ means ‘no’

May 14, 2020
Saying “No” in an argument or negotiation can be difficult, but standing your ground as the other person tries to change your mind can be even more difficult.

Lead through a crisis: 5 tips

May 14, 2020
These are crazy times we are living in. You may feel inadequate, unsure and out of your depth. That is to be expected. These tips will help you find a new center.

Gain some presence in your industry

April 9, 2020
Establishing yourself as an expert offers your organization great marketing potential. Follow this advice to position yourself as a thought leader in your industry.

‘Pedal’ the truth

April 9, 2020
Q. A few employees asked me if the company would “invest” in under-desk exercise cycles. They cost about $170 apiece. If we buy these for several employees, it would likely open a floodgate of more workers wanting them, setting us back thousands of dollars. Things like these are faddish and I could honestly see them going unused. Should I get them for what amounts to a short-term morale boost?

Perspective is everything

April 9, 2020
A group of managers who had never taken the time to understand the technical aspects of their company’s product line took a tour of the plant. They were making obnoxious jokes about the manufacturing mentality until their guide decided to challenge them.