Leadership & Career

Let the candy jar do its job

July 7, 2015
Q. I keep a bowl of candy on my desk for visitors. But my boss always scoops up a handful and walks off. Should I say something?

… employees submit their two-week notice

June 1, 2015
If you’ve been a good boss, most employees won’t just quit and never come back. They’ll want to wrap things up and leave on a positive note. It can sting when someone quits, but follow this advice when you receive a two-week notice, to ensure a smooth transition.

The upside of mistakes

May 4, 2015
Mistakes happen to every person at some point in his or her career. If you never make a mistake in your job, you are most likely not taking enough risks.

Mother knows best

May 4, 2015
In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked working moms for their best tips on achieving a work-life balance. Here’s what they had to say.

Make your commute … longer?

April 27, 2015
It might be worth a shot.

4 tips for effective virtual delegation

April 16, 2015
It’s hard enough to pass off a task without being physically disconnected from someone. But in the modern age, you don’t always get to delegate face to face.

You don’t have to be well-read, but you do have to read

March 4, 2015
The question always seems to come up, whether at a party or chatting with staff: “Read any good books lately?”

Depending on the rabbit’s foot? Hey, it didn’t work for the rabbit

February 23, 2015
Shamrocks on display this week bring the idea of career “luck” center stage. Does it even exist?

Do you have the pragmatism of Edison?

February 12, 2015
An old story about the inventor puts your attitude under the microscope.

Inspire them with feats of daring!

February 3, 2015
If your employees perceive their lives as much more fun and adventurous than your own, why exactly should they look up to you?