Sandy Batcheller

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The Telecommuter’s Dilemma

Why working from home isn’t for everyone<p>In 1995, upon taking over <b>Fortune Magazine</b>, which was then badly in need of an overhaul, the great editor <b>John</b> …

The Workplace

How Can You Spot Really Good Leaders? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily | Inc.com

Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.<p>Your next thought may be, <i>How in the world did he (or she) make it this far up the ladder?</i><p>It's a fair question. People are promoted into leadership …

Employee Engagement

This Popular Female CEO's Leadership Style May End the Debate on Best Leadership Style | Inc.com

In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was in deep trouble. Their profit was stagnant, and the company stock price had taken a nose dive to $13.00. The brand suffered, and franchise owners were butting heads with corporate. It was a big mess.<p>Enter current CEO Cheryl Bachelder.<p>From 2008 through 2015, …

Leadership

The Four Most Difficult Personalities and How to Handle Them | Inc.com

As a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, many clients seek my help handling difficult relationships. Although the old saying "it takes two to tango" is almost always true, often I am convinced that my client is not the one with the enduring problem. Instead, he or she is having a tough time dealing …

Psychology

Want to Succeed as a Leader at Work? Talent And Skills Alone Won't Do It (but This Will)

This will make you rethink about whom you're hiring or promoting to lead your company.<p>People are hired for strengths in areas where they are talented, experienced, and gifted, so goes conventional wisdom.<p>But do you ever interview someone for character? Seriously, before you hire that VP, developer …

Leadership

How to Manage a Toxic Employee

There’s that one person on your team — the bad apple who has nothing positive to say, riles up other team members, and makes work life miserable. If you can’t fire him, how do you respond to his behavior? What feedback do you give? How do you mitigate the damage he inflicts?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

Self-help

Why 'Staying Silent Means I'm Happy' is Such a Poor Leadership Technique

It's more than just giving employees feedback. They need to know you are downright happy.<p>There's an email practice in business that has spilled over as a leadership technique.<p>With email, it's often true that, when we don't answer a request we mean it's a no. Our silence is the answer. I do this …

Employment

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …