Leadership & Career

Make time for the things you care about

November 1, 2007
Are you spending enough time on the things that are really important to you? Or does your time get eaten up by routine, trivial tasks?

‘How would this look in the newspaper?’

October 1, 2007
So here’s the latest flap from City Hall in the city where I live.

Break the procrastination habit

July 1, 2007
Sometimes we’re not in the mood. And other times we’re avoiding difficult tasks that make us uncomfortable. Whatever the case, procrastination will only make things worse.

Negotiating with your boss

July 1, 2007
Getting your manager to meet your needs is an important part of your job. Here’s how to succeed when it’s time to negotiate.

Are you displaying your dominance?

June 1, 2007
While being “in charge” and “in control” are often overrated as marks of a good leader, it’s still true that being a manager involves having higher status and more power than your employees.

Manager’s Checkup: Are you a tech junkie?

June 1, 2007
For many managers, communi­cations technology tools—our phones, e-mail programs, handheld devices—are the greatest toys ever invented.

Everyday habits for team leadership

June 1, 2007
There are scores of different systems for categorizing leadership styles, but from your team members’ perspec­tive, there’s only one simple system—”good” or “bad.”

How promotable are you?

May 1, 2007
Want to move up? Here are some quick, yet important suggestions to improve your promotion potential.

Getting cosmetic work done?

May 1, 2007
How real is the perception of age discrimination in the workplace? In a recent poll on Monster. com, more than half of U.S. respondents (53 percent) indicated that their career prospects would be improved if they underwent plastic surgery or cosmetic dentistry.

Advice from the super-coach

April 1, 2007
A recent New York Post profile of Marshall Goldsmith, often described as America’s premier executive coach, offers some instructive insights from the master.