Situational Leadership

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.”

Write empathetically to the public

January 10, 2019
Ken Sterling, executive vice president of BigSpeak, shares four tips for reaching out when the time comes to say “I’m sorry” on a large scale.

Reflect on finances for smarter savings

January 3, 2019
Personal-finance blogger Trent Hamm of the Christian Science Monitor offers five questions for you to ask to get a handle on the future.

3 must-dos before you hit ‘Send’

November 29, 2018
Email is built for speed. Just make sure that in your haste, you don’t sacrifice clarity. Follow these three steps.

When everything’s just average, it’s time to lead

November 8, 2018
So you’re looking around in your organization and you’re seeing the same thing you saw yesterday, and the day before that … and the month before that … and the year before that. In this moment of boring sameness, what can you do to give the place a kick-start toward something greater?

How to lead when you hate the order you’re carrying out

September 13, 2018
How do you enforce an ill-advised layoff, or a dubious business decision, and still maintain your sanity and credibility?