Leadership & Career

7 things all managers should do before summer ends

August 5, 2022
Summer days are drifting away faster than most managers would like. Before lush green leaves turn shades of orange, implement these actions.

Some managers are the balloon, some are the hot air

July 29, 2022
A man in a hot air balloon, realizing he was lost, reduced altitude and spotted a woman on the ground. He descended and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I don’t know where I am.”

If a staff member is grieving

July 29, 2022
The workplace functions on elements that are naturally in opposition to anyone trying to heal; it demands and prizes focus, productivity and the ability to keep emotion out of all processes. But stepping around a colleague’s difficulties, in most situations, is not the best way to deal with it. Here are some basic governing principles to adhere to when someone’s going through a dark time.

Counter ‘Big Quit’ with counteroffer strategy

July 28, 2022
Surprisingly, more than 90% of organizations don’t have a policy or strategy on how (or whether) to propose counteroffers, according to Tom McMullen, senior partner at consulting firm Korn Ferry.

4 workforce planning tools and how to use them

July 22, 2022
Strategic workforce planning is a means of helping an organization fulfill its “big picture” goals. But a business first must know where it is going before it can build the right workforce to take it there.

Make an appointment to prune your meeting invite lists today

July 15, 2022
Before yet another meeting where not everyone seems fully engaged, ask yourself why each person is there.

Is the news ruining your productivity?

July 13, 2022
In a world addicted to doom-scrolling, those who can step away from all the bad news are more calm, centered, logical and productive. Here are steps to take now.

Planning: a basic building block of mental health

July 13, 2022
Not only does it feel good to look forward to something, it turns out that it’s also very important for mental health. Here are a few benefits of drawing up even the simplest tangible plan for a future event or activity.

The lesson of Amazon’s ‘flywheel’

July 13, 2022
“Amazon’s retail flywheel is famous,” writes John Rossman in the book Think Like Amazon. “Yet what is it exactly?”

Are you a scary boss?

July 8, 2022
If your vision of a scary manager consists solely of someone who goes around the office yelling at the top of her lungs, think again.