Leadership & Career

Stress busters: Transform work-related pressure into positive action

November 25, 2020
You can’t change the uncertain reality you and your employees are facing now, but you can choose how to let the resulting stress affect your life, personally and professionally. Here are some ways you and your employees can improve your emotional intelligence and learn to channel negative feelings into a healthier form of energy.

Before divvying up those extra tasks …

November 25, 2020
Dividing up the tasks of workers who were laid off and parceling them out to your remaining employees is not a pleasant task. Ask yourself three questions before dumping the work.

Planning change? Plan for resistance, too

November 25, 2020
Change may bring uncertainty, but there’s one thing you can depend on when you shake things up in your workplace: resistance from anxious employees and co-workers. As you plan for change, be ready with counterarguments for these common questions and attitudes.

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.