Situational Leadership

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Criticize your competition with care

January 22, 2020
Since differentiating yourself from your competitors is a key part of attracting and retaining customers, the answer is often “Yes, do it— but with great caution.”

The key to using humor at work

November 20, 2019
It’s commonly assumed that positive humor is A-OK for leaders to use, whereas negative humor is frowned upon. However, new research from the University of Missouri has found that the type of humor may have no bearing on how people perceive it at work.

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.