Leadership & Career

The pros and cons of coffee

April 1, 2008
Despite reams of research, there’s no consensus on whether you’ll clearly benefit by drinking a cup or two (or three) of coffee every day.

At tax time, do the dreaded tasks!

April 1, 2008
As much as you dislike preparing your taxes to beat the April 15 deadline, consider it a springboard to conquer other dreaded tasks.

Accept mistakes so people learn

April 1, 2008
It’s tempting to hide a costly error, but good managers know that the most serious harm rarely results from the mistake itself, but by the subsequent denial or cover up.

Step back so others shine

April 1, 2008
Perhaps you’ve heard the term “servant leadership.” By serving your employees, you enhance your stature.

Read with your ears

April 1, 2008
Borrow business-related audio books online.

Use avoidance to foil a micromanaging boss

April 1, 2008
Most of the time, micromanagers crush morale. They create needless bureaucracy, meddle constantly and stoke resentment.

Recognize common patterns that add fuel to the fire

March 1, 2008
Conflicts between individuals may erupt out of the blue. Once they start, whether they intensify is often up to you.

Working your way to happiness

March 1, 2008
There’s a new management book called Do Chimpanzees Dream of Retirement? The author reflects on how the Western business model can undermine personal fulfillment.

Apply insights to save face

March 1, 2008
You’re asked a question–and you should know the answer. But you don’t. Rather than fumble for some semicoherent response, maintain your cool and cite these pearls.

Relieve the strain of deadline pressure

March 1, 2008
When you’re up against a deadline, your brain can play mean tricks on you. What begins as mild concern can mushroom into an all-consuming dread as the clock races.