Leadership & Career

How to get ahead using an elevator pitch

November 1, 2013
Is the elevator speech an outdated approach to networking? Not a chance. Every professional needs to be able to effectively answer the question, “So, what do you do?” In that short but valuable piece of time you’re given to respond, sparking interest is key.

Leading as an introvert

November 1, 2013
Though being a gregarious, social butterfly commonly helps leaders rise among the top ranks in their companies, there is plenty of opportunity for introverted personality types to shine, too. Here’s how.

App of the Month: Kayak makes travel easy

September 1, 2013

You may already be familiar with Kayak, a website to find deals on hotels and flights. If, however, you haven’t checked out the Kayak app, you’re missing out on some tools that can help you plan your travels and stay informed on the go.

How to prepare for senior-level executive briefings

September 1, 2013
At some point during your career, if not already, you’ll be invited to brief senior-level executives (or a board of directors) on your team’s initiatives and activities. Here’s how to make a favorable impression before this tough crowd:

Success and your personal vision

September 1, 2013
Ready to inspire greatness in your team? Leadership expert Mark Hopkins believes success starts with creating a personal vision.

Health Corner: Oh, my aching back

September 1, 2013
Since the back is involved in almost every move a person makes, discomfort there can be particularly annoying. Relief for back pain is the second most common reason Americans head to the doctor.

Greet staffers’ objections with openness

August 20, 2013
Like any enlightened leader, you encourage feedback from employees. Just make sure to handle their objections with care. Follow these techniques after you hear objections.

Health Corner: Why Am I So Tired?

August 1, 2013
Tiredness is a common complaint of many managers, and discovering its root cause is vital to keeping you on top of your game.

Curb your impatience with your team

August 1, 2013
Is your team’s pace too slow? Do you frequently urge team members to work faster and harder to meet project deadlines? Your good intentions to spur people into action can often achieve the opposite effect.

Become a “Best Place to Work”

July 1, 2013
Here’s how to create a great culture at your company.