Leadership & Career

Is playing the busy card a bad move?

August 26, 2022
In a 2019 CNBC article, author and consultant Gary Burnison cited some Harvard Business School research on how our choices in declining or avoiding invitations—both social and professional—have significant interpersonal effect.

Covid and the art of Zen: Remote leadership strategies in crazy and challenging times

August 26, 2022
The term “Zen leadership” may sound a bit cliché, but its focus works particularly well in chaotic environments like we’re experiencing today. How can Zen leadership help in situations where team members work remotely or in a hybrid environment?

‘Hangover leave’ tops list of fantasy benefits

August 23, 2022
Struggling to attract new employees? Perhaps it’s time to update your portfolio of perks.

What is quiet quitting… and how many of your staff are doing it?

August 20, 2022
“Quiet quitting” is a trend no manager was asking for: a way for workers to justify why they’re not doing more than the bare minimum to stay employed.

Follow the Special Forces method of making decisions

August 12, 2022
Following the advice of Navy SEALs, you too can become an elite leader of your team. Your colleagues aren’t relying on you to rescue them physically… but sometimes you still have to make tough calls.

Are great chances staring you in the face?

August 10, 2022
Recognizing the moment when a big break is possible is a skill that can be honed and strengthened. Here are some tips that can be applied to whatever sort of opportunity you’re on the lookout for.

7 things all managers should do before summer ends

August 5, 2022
Summer days are drifting away faster than most managers would like. Before lush green leaves turn shades of orange, implement these actions.

Some managers are the balloon, some are the hot air

July 29, 2022
A man in a hot air balloon, realizing he was lost, reduced altitude and spotted a woman on the ground. He descended and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I don’t know where I am.”

If a staff member is grieving

July 29, 2022
The workplace functions on elements that are naturally in opposition to anyone trying to heal; it demands and prizes focus, productivity and the ability to keep emotion out of all processes. But stepping around a colleague’s difficulties, in most situations, is not the best way to deal with it. Here are some basic governing principles to adhere to when someone’s going through a dark time.

Counter ‘Big Quit’ with counteroffer strategy

July 28, 2022
Surprisingly, more than 90% of organizations don’t have a policy or strategy on how (or whether) to propose counteroffers, according to Tom McMullen, senior partner at consulting firm Korn Ferry.