Leadership & Career

What to say to pregnant co-workers

May 23, 2018
Do you have a pregnant co-worker or employee? Here’s a list of things you should—and shouldn’t—say during those nine, often difficult months.

3 rules for socializing with staff

May 23, 2018
It’s almost summer, and with it, opportunities for workplace socializing increase. If employees ask you to join them after work for a drink, it’s important that you watch yourself. Follow this advice.

The best managers can keep their cool

May 17, 2018
Rhonda Finniss, who leads workshops on handling anger in the workplace, offers these suggestions to help you manage your emotions.

Thought for food: Tips for bringing grub to the workplace

May 14, 2018
Everyone means well. Food is fun, and we all grew up hearing that we shouldn’t waste it. But what role should it play in the workplace?

Fatigue vs. change

April 28, 2018
Do you know the difference between change fatigue and change resistance? They may seem indistinguishable, but they have radically different outcomes.

More ‘chiefs’ means more engagement

April 20, 2018
At West Monroe Partners, a Chicago-based management consulting firm, you can meet the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Hot Sauce Officer.

Sharpen your networking skills

April 18, 2018
Networking is an art you can learn and certainly get better at. Here are tips to help reduce those awkward encounters.

Parent power: How raising children can make you a better manager

April 13, 2018
Becoming a parent obviously changes one’s personal life. However, the effects of such a monumental event often extend beyond the home front and into the office.

When a rage-quit scuffs your image

February 26, 2018

An employee walks out the door forever and points to you as the reason he just couldn’t take any more. What can you do to get past that awkward time when you’ve been branded as a villain?

Boost your emotional intelligence to become a better manager

February 23, 2018
Leaders who possess emotional intelligence are more impactful at managing teams and working symbiotically with others. Here’s a deeper look at what it really entails, and how to intentionally take steps to improve yours.