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How To Make Difficult Conversations Easy: 7 Steps From A Clinical Psychologist

Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so …

Ace the Assessment

Ryan Chapman<p>If you thought your test-taking days ended when you left school, think again. Recent research shows that about 76% of organizations with more than 100 employees rely on assessment tools such as aptitude and personality tests for external hiring. That figure is expected to climb to 88% …

Life’s Work: An Interview with George Mitchell

Ethan Hill<p>George Mitchell was a working-class boy from Maine who grew up to be the majority leader of the U.S. Senate and, as envoy to Northern Ireland, one of the most respected peace negotiators in the world. Now 81, he explains his ethos in a memoir out this month: “I feel a great obligation to …

Modern Gallery Wall for a True Adventurer

<b>This is the first installment of a new occasional series that I’m very excited about. It’s called Frame Game.</b><p>You see, since I’ve started rounding up …

Outsourcing

Why People Cry at Work

The stress of the workplace can bring out plenty of feelings in all of us. As an executive coach, I see joy, sadness, frustration, and disappointment on a daily basis. But while we may experience an array of emotions at work, there’s a general consensus that we shouldn’t see anyone reduced to …

The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss

There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Despite the recent enthusiasm for wellness initiatives like mindfulness and meditation at the office, and despite the movement toward …

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …

How to Build Expertise in a New Field

Better pay, more joy in the job, or prerequisite to promotion? Whatever your reasons for deciding to build expertise in a new field, the question is how to get there.<p>Your goal, of course, is to become a swift and wise decision-maker in this new arena, able to diagnose problems and assess …

Design a Work-Life Improvement Pilot Project

Imagine you’re standing in front of a heaping buffet, featuring all of your favorite foods. What’s your plan of attack? Do you squeeze one tiny bite of everything onto your plate? Eat so much you make yourself sick? Become overwhelmed by the options and come away dissatisfied, no matter what you …

7 Master Tips for Your Next Business Presentation | Inc.com

Those who give presentations at conferences, as part of a sales demo, in a marketing push for a new product, or even during a TED talk know how to wow an audience. They excel at turning a boring presentation into something people will talk about in the hallway and even on the ride back to the …

Public Speaking

The Puzzle Method of Scheduling Your Day

You're at your desk feeling overwhelmed, sure you'll never finish anything, much less everything, on your list. So you decide instead to think of your schedule as a puzzle.<p>I was sitting at my desk the other day and felt completely overwhelmed. Like many of you, as a business owner I had many things …

Building a Collaborative Enterprise

Artwork: Geoffrey Cottenceau and Romain Rousset, <b>Logo</b>, 2008<p>A software engineer we’ll call James vividly remembers his first day at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). The very first message he received: “Here are your Instructions” (yes, with a capital I).<p>“I thought I was bringing the know-how I’d …

Steve's HR Technology - Journal - On not being active on a social network

I was having a real business (I swear) conversation with a colleague recently, when the subject turned to another person (Person X) with which both …

Deloitte’s HR Wake Up Call

Deloitte recently released its 2015 <i>Global Human Capital Trends</i> report, their annual comprehensive study of HR, leadership, and talent challenges …

Human Resources

3 Ways to Incorporate (Fun!) Ongoing Training in the Workplace

Are you adjusting your training processes for your younger employees? If you aren't you should.<p>When you employ a growing workforce of young professionals, it doesn't take long to notice their insatiable appetite for learning and how using that knowledge or experience will help advance their careers.<p>…

Employee Engagement

To Form Successful Habits, Know What Motivates You

Have you ever been driven crazy by a coworker’s persistent questioning of what the team is doing, and why, and whether things could be done more efficiently—or have you been driven crazy by a colleague’s refusal to address those crucial questions?<p>Have you ever worked with someone who met deadlines …

Positive Teams Are More Productive

All managers would like their teams to be more productive. Yet most companies are using the same old methods: strategic plans, goal-setting, streamlining operations, reducing inefficiency. Others are offering employee perks, such as on-site food, daycare, or gyms. Others are offering bigger bonuses …

Delivering an Effective Performance Review

It’s performance review season, and you know the drill. Drag each of your direct reports into a conference room for a one-on-one, hand them an official-looking document, and then start in with the same, tired conversation. Say some positive things about what the employee is good at, then some …

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

How to Get Your Team to Coach Each Other

No one grows as a leader without the support of other people. Effective peer-to-peer coaching can offer the encouragement people need to overcome the fear of starting something new. Peer coaches, like professional coaches, can also hold their “clients” accountable for moving in a new …

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8 Ways to Become a Better Leader

Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock<p>There's more to leadership than having a high-ranking title and being in charge of a team. You might have the …

York University

From Archives: Is your leadership style alienating your team?

Bullying causes physical and emotional stress among employees which leads to illness, absenteeism and decreased productivity

When Not to Treat a Colleague as You’d Want to Be Treated

Roger was a young rising star. He had always been successful, and prided himself on his brains, speed, and ability to deliver impressive results. His company had just appointed him to take over a troubled country operation in Latin America. He did a brilliant job turning things around financially. …

7 Ways to Capture Someone’s Attention

Your long-term success depends on winning the attention of others. If your boss doesn’t notice your work, how will you get a promotion? If your team doesn’t listen to you, how can you lead effectively? And if you can’t capture the attention of clients, how does your business or career …

5 Ways To Exert Your Influence At Work -- Without Making Office Enemies

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Let’s face it: Conflicts with coworkers can be some of the trickiest interpersonal issues to resolve.<p>‪Because, unlike with friends, you don’t get to pick your office mates. And, unlike with family, you can’t lean on Mom to referee your arguments.‬<p>‪To make …

Framing

The key to success in the global workplace is being culturally fluent

It’s time for a paradigm shift in our understanding of culture. At a time when so many businesspeople live and work in multiple cultures, categorizing people based on their passport or birthplace just doesn’t ring true.<p>So says Michael Morris, a professor at Columbia Business School and the lead …

Color Blindness

5 Steps To Keeping Your Employees–And Yourself–Motivated Daily

Attitudes are contagious. Do you have the kind that will inspire your team to start each day excited to face new challenges head-on?<p>It’s no accident that Steve Jobs is a household name, and it’s not just because he was the head of a widely known company.<p>Jobs was a character with a philosophy: a …