A new study from Harvard Business School finds that open plan offices don’t live up to the hype–in fact, the idea that they promote interaction is dead wrong. This post originally appeared on The Conversation.
Love birds have used the month of February to shower their partners with affection and goodies for years while singles were expected to hide away and simple wait for the mushy holiday to be over. But all
When I worked as a management consultant, I had a client that I thought of as difficult. Let’s call her Marguerite. She and I didn’t see eye to eye on much. I disagreed with the direction she was taking
Break out of the box and take town halls to a whole new level. If your organization holds employee town hall meetings, chances are you're already planning your first session of 2018. That's why it's a
To many, January 1st is the start of a familiar cycle. The initial few weeks of the year, you’re a paragon of health. You make it to the gym four times a week and stick to your diet plan. But then, Valentine’s
Good leaders know the cost of making decisions for the wrong reasons, and how to build the mental toughness to avoid doing it. I recently wrote about how the best CEOs use a mindful approach to overcome
We’ve all been in situations in which we couldn’t wait for a slow-moving or overly cautious employee to take action. But at the other extreme, some employees have such a deep need to get things resolved
Your authenticity plays a significant role in employee job satisfaction. As a leader, you probably look to other leaders for tips on how to think and behave in order to be effective and successful in role.
How some of the best leaders navigate change and uncertainty with agility. Hint: It involves clarity, connection, and confidence. Even if you don't come from a software background, you've likely heard
My friend Jodi Rhoden started baking cakes out of her Barbie-pink house in Asheville, North Carolina in 2006. The venture became so popular, so fast, that she opened a bakery, and wrote a cookbook about
In an era where business keeps moving faster, it is no small wonder that resilience has become the new must-have executive skill. While executives have always known about the personal benefits of being
Feedback done wrong is worse than saying nothing. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In the best businesses, everyone knows where they stand. Holding someone accountable is
How to bend the rules of productivity to create work-life harmony Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There is a rule I follow that serves me well: To be successful, look at
Some 64 seconds, on average, elapse between reading an email and getting back on task. That's a big time suck. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In 2015, according to a study
Since almost the beginning of management research, we’ve known that social dynamics affect workplace performance. Indeed, one of the pivotal questions of Gallup’s famous employee engagement survey asks
For twenty years I’ve preached the simple but powerful idea of sourcing with respect. In terms of supply chain strategy, this means working from the premise that suppliers are business partners. You are
Bad habits rob us of time, money, energy, and the results we need to live our best lives. Here's how to finally release the bad and embrace the good. We all hang onto a few bad habits like security blankets.
Leadership skills aren’t stagnant. Different generations moving in and out of the workforce dictate changes to the ways people lead. This is one reason leaders need to be constantly updating their skills.