LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

5 Basic Things Every Employee Wants from Their Job

5 Basic Things Every Employee Wants from Their Job

Brief  Your employees will stay when they feel valued, have the resources they need and are recognized and respected, says Denise Lee Yohn in this blog post and video. "Moreover, employees want to be respected as individuals, so we must acknowledge different needs and...

Why Courage is the Key to Managing Risk

Why Courage is the Key to Managing Risk

Brief In the wake of the pandemic, boards and company leaders will need the courage to expand their thinking, make mistakes, and choose progress over perfection, write Michelle Daisley and Lucy Nottingham. "You can broaden your awareness of risk, but channel that...

3 Options to Consider As You Rethink Your Career

3 Options to Consider As You Rethink Your Career

Brief  The first thing to do about your career is to think deeply about the choices: quit, stay put or change your role, writes John Baldoni. Look at why you might leave -- "more pay, bad boss, bad culture, change of scenery" -- and why something different would be...

5 (Operating Models Every New Manager Should Master

5 (Operating Models Every New Manager Should Master

Brief  Most new managers are unprepared and inadequately trained to lead other people, and so Art Petty provides a five-point operating system to help guide them through real-life scenarios they'll face. "The new manager should work unceasingly with their boss to...

Seek People Who are Positive — Most of the Time

Seek People Who are Positive — Most of the Time

Brief Positivity that inspires people and creates movement is what people and organizations should strive for, even as negativity is part of life and has its necessary moments, writes Nick Nowak, who offers a short quiz on "risers" and "sinkers." Positive-minded...

4 Ideas for Holding Meetings that End Well

4 Ideas for Holding Meetings that End Well

Brief  Meetings should have a clear beginning, middle and end to ensure that attendees understand what decisions have been made and what their responsibilities are, writes Elizabeth Doty. "[L]eaders should take the last five minutes, as the meeting winds down, to...

9 Ideas for Successful Hybrid Meetings

9 Ideas for Successful Hybrid Meetings

Brief  Making hybrid meetings more effective by naming a "producer" who handles technical issues, turning on chat functions and making sure everyone can see who is on the call is among nine tips offered by Tom Stone. "For large meetings, survey everyone about their...

3 Ways Better Decision-making Can Quell Conflict

3 Ways Better Decision-making Can Quell Conflict

Brief  Conflict arises when it's unclear who can make decisions or if choices related to that decision aren't in alignment with goals, writes Marlene Chism. "Better decision-making means better choices, and better choices means better conflict management, and better...

Look for the “and” When You’re Stuck on “either/or”

Look for the “and” When You’re Stuck on “either/or”

Brief  Don't let decision-making become about "either/or" choices, instead finding the "and" that opens up other solutions or temporary acceptance, writes Kristin Hendrix. "If I can't figure it out myself, I can call on another inner voice or someone from my circle to...

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