7 Skills Managers will Need in 2025

August 29 , 2017

We all know that the work landscape is changing. The jobs that will be in demand are shifting as more are automated by artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robots. Teams are becoming more disparate and globalization has added new collaboration challenges. At the same time, more...

Filed Under: future, Leadership, Leadership and Management, management, Strategy, Professional Development, Relationships

10 Reasons Why Your Feedback Falls on Deaf Ears

February 04 , 2016

Leadership is about developing people, and that includes giving difficult feedback to employees about their performance. Leaders who see corrective feedback as a partnership with their employees and an opportunity to encourage their growth and development reap great rewards in employee...

Filed Under: Communication, communication, Feedback, Leadership, professional development, Relationships

Build A Network: 5 Tips For Small Talk With Senior Colleagues

November 23 , 2015

Connecting with colleagues at work is among the best things you can do to improve your effectiveness in the workplace. And while it’s easy to lean over to Amy in the next cubicle and ask her how her weekend went, when it comes to a more senior colleague in the corner office, the idea of starting...

Filed Under: Networking, networking, Branding, career advancement, Career Advice, Communication, communication, Confidence, Relationships

8 Secrets of the Boss Employees Genuinely Love to Work For

November 12 , 2015

I liked working for some of my bosses. But only one of them was a boss I genuinely loved to work for.

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, communication, good habits, Leadership, Professional Development, professional development, Relationships

9 Players You Need on Your Management Dream Team

November 05 , 2015

I'd like to believe that over the course of 20 years, my co-founder and I have done a fairly competent job of building a senior management dream team.

Filed Under: Decision Making, goals, Leadership, management, Strategy, teams, Relationships, skills, teamwork

18 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

October 01 , 2015

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 per cent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source...

Filed Under: Attitude, Cognitive Ability, cognitive ability, communication, Emotional Intelligence, Insights, Psychology, Relationships, relationships, Self Reflection

7 Phrases You Will Never Hear a Great Leader Say

September 28 , 2015

Great leaders know that how they communicate is almost as important as what they communicate. They're constantly aware that everything they say will be taken to heart by their team, and that they'll be measured against their own words.

Filed Under: Attitude, Communication, communication, Leadership, professional development, Psychology, rational thought, Relationships

How to Be More Likable in 10 Easy Steps

September 24 , 2015

Have you noticed there are people who always seem to be more likable?

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, Communication, communication, Good Habits, good habits, Professional Development, Relationships, relationships, Success, success

Handling Conflicts at Work

August 31 , 2015

Conflict is a natural aspect of human interaction. Sooner or later, we all bump heads with someone in the workplace. Since productivity and employee morale are on the line when conflict becomes an issue in the workplace, it is imperative that leaders and managers quickly resolve the issue. This is...

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Communication, communication, conflict resolution, Good Habits, good habits, Relationships, relationships

Are You Really a Good Team Player?

August 24 , 2015

“Are you a good team player?” I’m sure you’ve been asked that question in an interview before, and it’s highly likely you’ve posed it to someone else too. It has truly become one of those commonplace questions where the response “yes I am” is often delivered, as if on autopilot.

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, communication, Good Habits, good habits, teams, Professional Development, professional development, Relationships, teamwork