Leadership & Career

Steering business through COVID-19

August 13, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, small businesses have reopened across the nation but certainty and optimism are a long way from being restored.

4 ways you might unintentionally be adding to employee anxiety

July 24, 2020
While you can’t solve many of the challenges your employees now face, you can help manage workplace anxiety by checking in with some of your own managerial habits. Here are four ways managers accidentally add stress to their employees’ lives, and how to adjust your style to be a more supportive leader.

Respect workers’ privacy

July 24, 2020
Mention the topic of “employee privacy” these days, and most of us think of email, Internet and other digital platforms in the workplace. Those are relevant issues, of course, but there are quite a few nontechnical privacy decisions that come up throughout each day.

The hidden tasks in delegating

July 24, 2020
There is more to delegating than meets the eye. Make certain you address each of the following.

Make pessimism a useful asset

July 22, 2020
If you point “human speed bumps” in the right direction, you can turn their pessimistic outlook into a strength.

When an employee asks for a raise

July 22, 2020
An employee’s request for a raise can be an awkward situation, even if you feel an increase is justified. Handle the question with sensitivity and tact, and you’ll maintain a positive relationship whatever the answer. Follow these guidelines.

Conduct a solid employee survey

July 22, 2020
Employee surveys that help you understand your employees better can help you manage them more effectively. But you need to approach them carefully. Keep these suggestions in mind.

Inclusivity and harmony: The battle against racism

July 10, 2020
Companies and their leaders need to be at the forefront in the battle against racism.

Worker takes on too much?

July 10, 2020
You may be thrilled that some of your employees are always ready to take on whatever tasks need doing. But then you might start to notice that a lot of those tasks never get done. Try these techniques for getting those never-say-no employees on the right track.

Lead through challenging times

July 10, 2020
Here are some tips for keeping the team on track no matter what obstacles are stacked against you.