Situational Leadership

Wield the 6 principles of influence

October 31, 2019
“Being Indispensable” podcast host Liz Van Vliet applies Dr. Robert Cialdini’s principles to an EA’s role.

Leaders waging war on a tabletop

October 10, 2019
Commanding a fictional army across a map and planning attacks demands smarts and may give you real insight into the way someone responds to high-pressure situations. Keep these games in mind.

How critical a thinker are you?

October 10, 2019
To sharpen your critical thinking game, begin by reflecting on problem-solving. Do you have a set method, or does your process depend on the obstacle? Here are some suggestions to orient you.

Ace the pain points conversation

August 8, 2019
It’s not always easy for your client to identify and communicate the exact source of their pain points, or to know what can be done about them. By knowing the right questions to ask and helping them identify their needs, you’ve made a crucial connection.

6 strategies for making an acquisition painless for all

August 8, 2019
You’ve closed your first acquisition—what comes next? How do you ensure it lives up to expectations?

This exercise pulls your team into the risky game of high-stakes hiring

July 11, 2019
In this team exercise, participants are challenged to build the perfect new leader of a hypothetical startup company. But no one is perfect, right?

A reporter just called. Ready?

April 11, 2019
We all know the saying … practice makes perfect. We also know the saying failing to prepare is preparing to fail. It’s true! You need to prepare for an interview!

“Do you have any questions?”

March 27, 2019
Changing the wording to “What questions do you have?” might get some queries tossed your way.

Beware the sinister trap of circles

March 14, 2019
Dr. Jan Souman, of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, studied what happens to us when we have no map, no compass, no way to determine landmarks.

The word of the year is…

March 7, 2019
The Oxford English Dictionary’s choice reflects, as they describe it, “the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year.”