LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

Here are Tips for Staying on Track at Work

Here are Tips for Staying on Track at Work

Brief  Productivity can be helped by such factors as the types of breaks you take, how you block off interruptions, how stimulated you are and whether you can master mental hacks, Scott Young writes. For example, getting unstuck could require examining why you're...

Learn The 5 Ways That Informal Leaders Succeed

Learn The 5 Ways That Informal Leaders Succeed

Brief Informal leaders are trustworthy and generous while engaging across titles, departments and responsibilities to develop allies everywhere, Art Petty writes. "The X factor for individuals who lead successfully between the lines and across boundaries is their...

15 Tips for Taglines that Intrigue Your Targets

15 Tips for Taglines that Intrigue Your Targets

Brief  Taglines should be short, speak to your market and mesh with your value proposition, writes David Baker, who offers 15 tips while warning that taglines can't fix a bad market position. "Once you have the core statement together, put it up on a board, digital or...

Why Pay is Only One Factor in Employee Retention

Why Pay is Only One Factor in Employee Retention

Brief  High quit rates in the US workforce should prompt managers to focus on employee fulfillment, passion and culture just as they monitor compensation and benefits, writes Alaina Love. Pay does matter, but "the other element to consider is how much fulfillment the...

10 Ways to Build Relationships and Retain Employees

10 Ways to Build Relationships and Retain Employees

Brief Keep your best employees on the job by complimenting their work, taking an interest in their lives and being honest about your struggles, among other examples, writes Moe Carrick. "People's primary pain points center on a weak or deteriorating relationship with...

10 Tips to Stay Focused on the Task at Hand

10 Tips to Stay Focused on the Task at Hand

Brief  Get more done by minimizing distractions from email and social media, as well as by setting deadlines and goals, and breaking up projects into manageable tasks, writes Naphtali Hoff. The Pomodoro technique can help you if you're struggling to lock in, Hoff...

How to Navigate the “Stops and Starts” of Leadership

How to Navigate the “Stops and Starts” of Leadership

Brief  Leading a team is much like operating a good transportation system, where your goal is not simply getting from point A to point B, but delivering the most people to their desired destinations even if that means more stops, Steve McKee writes. The economy also...

Use These 6 Tactics to Quell Team Conflicts

Use These 6 Tactics to Quell Team Conflicts

Brief  Conflict resolution requires acknowledging emotions. asking key questions to determine the root cause and helping your team solve conflicts on their own, writes David Dye. "[F]or those situations where they can't resolve the issue because the problem is a lack...

3 Ideas for Retaining Employees and Offboarding Well

3 Ideas for Retaining Employees and Offboarding Well

Brief  Leaders must pay extra attention to employee engagement and workplace flexibility, but even the best organizations must also support employees who choose to leave, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. "Giving people the opportunity to return if things don't work out...