You set aside the first hour of your day to work on a strategy document that you’ve been putting off for a week. You haven’t been disciplined about getting to it, but you’ve had one crisis after another
A question I frequently get asked by managers is about getting people more engaged and motivated in their work. It's a legitimate question pondered from a business angle because, after all, that's what
Have something difficult to say? These are the exact words you should use. It’s time to bag the sandwich method of delivering bad news. You know, the technique where you say something nice, then drop the
A challenge that many leaders encounter as their businesses grow is finding the management style that works for them and their company. There have been countless articles preaching the superiority of an
Reclaim those lost pockets of wasted time by identifying what’s causing you to get distracted in the first place. You know it when it happens: You were busy working on an important project with a looming
We’re in the midst of what I like to call the “People Ops Revolution.” HR practices used to be primarily employer-centric, from my perspective, and they focused largely on compliance and administration.
Good employees get fired all the time, and in and of itself, being fired doesn't automatically make someone unhirable. I've personally been running companies for 23 years, and in my time I've fired maybe
Would you like to improve your ability to manage your stress, relationships and emotions as a leader? Exploring our emotional intelligence (EI) provides us with an understanding of how to do just that.
Struggling in your first management role? Don't feel too bad. Most people are terrible managers at first. One huge Gallup study found only one in 10 of us have the natural skills to be a great manager
The Problem Unethical behavior ruins reputations, harms employee morale, and increases regulatory costs—not to mention damages society’s trust in business. Yet corporate scandals are a recurring reality.
Are you on the hunt for a new job? Do you have a full schedule of interviews? It's likely that you want the hiring process to be painless -- this is normal. However, it might be time to look into something
Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Alibaba, has come under fire for his views on the controversial practice known as “996.” This number refers to Ma’s belief that everyone in his company should happily
In a world that runs as much over digital media as in real life, we all have to learn to think more like writers. Even if you go into an office every day, you probably spend most of your time talking colleagues,