Leadership & Career

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?

Play it safe this Halloween

September 12, 2017
These days it seems anybody could read what they want in just about anything they see. More so, when it comes to Halloween costumes.

Must-do leadership actions

August 23, 2017
If you want people to follow you, you need to prove your credibility. But how do you do that? Follow these critical tips.

The tough decision checklist: Finish it and sleep soundly tonight

August 16, 2017
Stop second-guessing yourself and get out a pen. After you go coolly through this checklist point by point, you’ll be ready to stand up and make that difficult call—no hesitation, and no regrets.

Keep those small commitments!

August 14, 2017
Your days are indeed dotted with small promises and commitments to your employees: from “I’ll stop by this afternoon to give you a hand” to “drop by my office later and we’ll talk about that.” Here are some tips on how to keep your word.

Safety — for the visitors too

July 27, 2017
A s a manager you are aware of the importance of maintaining a safe work site for your employees. But you also need to consider visitors who enter your work area, such as customers, clients or vendors.

Set some limits on your open-door policy: 4 tips

July 27, 2017
TV personality Steve Harvey got ripped in the media earlier this year. The controversy shined a light on open-door policies in the workplace. Rob Wilson, president of Employco USA offers these suggestions.

8 questions gauge your leadership

July 26, 2017
Be honest, if your employees were asked these questions, what would their answers say about your leadership?

Should you apologize?

July 9, 2017
For a leader, a public apology always involves risk. Here are some questions to help you walk the line between stonewalling and groveling.