Leadership & Career

4 dated workplace tips to forget

December 1, 2017

The workplace has definitely changed, and much of the sage career advice people have relied on for years is just no longer relevant. In fact, here are four bits of career advice that likely no longer apply to you.

6 signs you’re a micromanager

December 1, 2017

No one wants to believe they are one, but if you exhibit these six signs, you are probably a micromanager.

Don’t let big egos create drama

October 25, 2017
Cy Wakeman says that ego-driven behaviors are one of the biggest causes of drama. So how can you keep your own big ego from causing drama at work?

In over your head? Admit it

October 9, 2017
Soon after Philip Krim co-founded his company, Casper, success turned to stress. But rather than panic, he’s engaging in open, honest communication with his 300 employees—and the public.

Surprising ways to look bad at work

September 27, 2017
You know that coming in late, being a jerk to co-workers and botching your assignments can hurt your workplace reputation. However, you probably never thought the following actions could be making you look bad.

Dissect errors without finger-pointing

September 26, 2017
For years, Sheryl Sandberg handled employees’ mistakes by following standard procedure: Identify the key participants, meet with them and assess to what extent they take responsibility for their error. While there’s nothing wrong with that strategy, it has its limits.

5 deceptively simple steps to success

September 23, 2017
CEOs like to follow well-established practices to operate efficiently and pursue strategy. From using organizational charts to tracking key performance indicators, they favor certain structures to impose order.

Sometimes, you got to think fast

September 22, 2017
There’s not always time for detailed analysis before you make a decision. But that doesn’t mean you should just flip a coin and hope for the best. Good quick decisions come from thinking ahead.

Would you work for this guy?

September 19, 2017
When tough-as-nails Hunter Harrison became CEO of railway company CSX Corp. in March 2017, the stock soared. That’s because Harrison, 72, has a track record of impressive turnarounds—taking underperforming railroad com­panies and boosting their profits.

How to interact with subordinates outside of work

September 12, 2017
When you’re spending a good part of each day with the same people and working toward common goals, establishing positive relationships raises morale and makes time pass more pleasantly. But should these friendships continue beyond the office when you’re the boss?