Leadership & Career

Making spirits bright: Celebrating the holidays as a company during COVID-19

November 13, 2020
With many organizations still operating remotely and safety concerns remaining top of mind, the holiday season undoubtedly will look quite different this year at most companies. Yet while gathering everyone together for a potluck buffet and a white elephant gift exchange might not be in the cards, employers still can (and should) find ways to mark this special time of year.

Avoid these leadership gaffes

November 13, 2020
Cheerleading alone won’t get a winning performance from your team. You need to avoid committing these common leadership mistakes that will eventually undermine your authority.

Say ‘No’ without being negative

November 13, 2020
Even if you have to deny a request or can’t help someone, you want people to know they can depend on you for support and assistance. Here’s how to say “No” without alienating people.

Show your leadership with one question

November 11, 2020
A simple question can enhance your credibility as a leader and let employees know that you have confidence in their skills: “How can I help?”

Put these leadership skills to work

November 11, 2020
A great leader is a manager who supports his or her employees and is willing to give up some control by letting employees make their own decisions. Focus on cultivating these traits in your own performance to become an effective leader.

Not an extrovert? You can still lead

November 11, 2020
Leaders should talk to their people as much as possible to be effective. But if you’re not naturally gregarious, this can be difficult.

3 things to share with all

November 11, 2020
Employees don’t want to be kept in the dark about what’s happening in their organization. You’ll get better performance by sharing and emphasizing this important information with them.

Put these skills front and center

November 11, 2020
Being a leader calls for a mix of skills. You may be strong in one area, but you can’t afford to neglect the rest of the strengths that great leaders possess. Focus on developing these essential management requirements.

8 questions office managers must address before return-to-work

November 7, 2020
Before a possible influx of employees back into the office, make sure you’ve begun to explore solutions to the following dilemmas.

Know how to end a meeting

October 29, 2020
One reason many meetings fail to accomplish their objectives is that managers don’t know how to conclude them. As a result, the meeting drags on for too long, key points are forgotten, and no decisions are made and acted upon. For a good ending, follow these guidelines.