Strategic Leadership

The next great Lifetime movie

March 11, 2020
Q. I’m a single female VP (it took me 10 years to rise up) who is romantically attracted to a charming male subordinate. We have a strict no-fraternization policy. I love my job and I’m falling in love with him. I know I can’t have both. Help!

Feeling the fire’s heat

March 11, 2020
Q. I received a directive from above to “find a reason to fire” a worker I hired several years ago. This person did nothing wrong from what I see, but the powers-that-be must have their reasons why they no longer want him employed here. Should I demand an explanation from them, or should I work on the termination?

Availability bias may be tripping you up

March 11, 2020
Good decision-making depends on obtaining sufficient information and using it effectively. What you learn toward the end of the data-gathering process can hijack your thinking and produce bad decisions. Here’s how to fight off information distortion.

Pssst! Guess who’s (not) getting fired!

February 13, 2020
Q. There’s a whisper campaign among employees that the company might be replacing me. There’s no truth to that. Should I shrug it off and let it die on its own or should I set the record straight?

The sound of success

February 13, 2020
You’ve heard about the value of visualizing success when you’re about to encounter a tough situation; try vocalization as well.

Always think one step ahead

February 13, 2020
Four wizards were on a journey through a treeless desert when they happened across the skeleton of a lion.

Address mistakes with 3 questions

February 13, 2020
Since so many business tasks involve complex duties, co-workers and numerous other factors, accurate assessments can be tough. Here are three general questions to get you started.

Look forward, but look around as well

February 13, 2020
A passenger on a train that had stopped to refuel looked out the window at the beautiful summer countryside. Suddenly a freight train pulled up on the adjoining track, blocking the view.

Meet the press: When the media comes calling

February 13, 2020
Unfavorable media coverage for your firm is not always avoidable, but avoiding it is always worth the effort. Check the following list of warnings before you talk with another media reporter.

Relocating? Address these issues

February 13, 2020
Rent isn’t the only factor to consider when you move your business to a new location. As you’re scouting out potential addresses, keep these questions in mind.