Leadership & Career

The art of inspiring your team members

April 1, 2016
One difference between successful supervisors and the ones who find their jobs exasperating is how well they inspire their employees.

Casual drinking when entertaining clients: What should our policy be?

January 25, 2016
Q: “What is a good policy on allowing alcohol to be consumed when entertaining a client or a prospective client? Does this put the company at risk if an accident should occur during or immediately following the meeting/dinner? Right now our policy is ‘no alcohol.’ However, this has created some issues for our salespeople.” – Marchia, Oklahoma

How to be an innovation manager

January 21, 2016
Learn the steps to foster breakthrough ideas.

Your level of commitment is the ballgame

January 13, 2016
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4 simple changes will make you a better manager in 2016

December 26, 2015
Here are some amazingly simple changes you can put into place to become more effective at leading your staff—and more influential with the higher-ups.

4 managers you don’t want to be

December 16, 2015
If you fall into any one of these categories, you are likely making people downright miserable at work.

The 6 most depressing things about white-collar work in the years to come

October 17, 2015
If you think you gaze morosely out your office window with a hangdog expression for hours on end now, you ain’t stared at nothing yet. The office life will soon hold far more possibilities for frustration and incremental depletion of the soul than you ever thought possible. The common thread among most of them? Why, it’s all the wonders that technology has given us! Here’s what we’re in for.

Welcome criticism with open arms

September 30, 2015
One of the most overlooked strengths of leaders is their willingness to heed criticism.

6 dumb things smart people do

September 15, 2015
Even the smartest, most successful people slip into bad habits that decrease their morale, kill their motivation and drain their energy. Keep your spirits—and productivity—high by avoiding these actions.

Don’t let the office walls block your vision of the world

August 5, 2015
It’s easy to get so caught up in the grind that you forget to keep an eye on your industry.