LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

Why Good CEOs Aren’t Afraid to Ask Questions

Why Good CEOs Aren’t Afraid to Ask Questions

Brief Humble leaders ask open-ended questions such as "What do you need from me?" and "How can we come together on this?" to elicit ideas and solutions from their team, writes former CEO Sabrina Horn. This approach isn't easy, as many CEOs and executives struggle to...

You Might Be a Micromanager If …

You Might Be a Micromanager If …

Brief  Micromanaging leaders may be "over-functioning" if they are jumping in to help without being asked, feel a need to do things their way or overworry about employee reactions, writes Jennifer V. Miller. "In a management context, leaders over-function because they...

How Women Can Understand Their Fears and Move Forward

How Women Can Understand Their Fears and Move Forward

Brief The pandemic has dealt a setback to many women's careers, adding to the already present fears of failure, not being liked and being unfairly judged, writes Kaiser Consulting CEO Lori Kaiser. "Once you become comfortable with fear and with taking steps into that...

4 ways to Get Better at Handling Conflict

4 ways to Get Better at Handling Conflict

Brief  Smart leaders manage conflict well by reframing it as a misalignment and using their boss as a mentor and guide, among other tactics, writes Marlene Chism. "Although no leader enjoys conflict, competent leaders understand that conflict is not the problem:...

Consider These Questions Before Reopening the Office

Consider These Questions Before Reopening the Office

Brief  Reopening offices successfully will require ongoing communication, better use of technology and an understanding that culture has changed during the pandemic, writes James daSilva. "Even the fairest pro.   Insight We shouldn’t be surprised that companies...

What Traits Do Successful Leaders Share?

What Traits Do Successful Leaders Share?

Brief  Successful CEOs and athletes are usually driven by a personal mission, learn from mistakes, are confident and optimistic, and overcome challenges, writes Michael Nathanson is the CEO of The Colony Group. "They see their efforts as a natural, self-sustaining...

Power Percention in Workplace

Power Percention in Workplace

Brief  People at all levels of an organization wield different types of situational power, with different consequences for the two participants, writes Josh Levs. Workshops focused on "power consciousness" can help co-workers understand and navigate perceived power...

This is How to Create a Culture of Employee Happiness

This is How to Create a Culture of Employee Happiness

Brief  Employees who feel they're contributing to the world through their work, have a connection with teammates and know mistakes won't be held against them are happier and more productive, writes Manick Bhan. "[O]rganizations that make an effort to think about the...

How Employee Groups Can Improve Diversity and Insights

How Employee Groups Can Improve Diversity and Insights

Brief  Companies can create a sense of diversity and inclusion by encouraging the creation of employee resource groups and supporting the advocacy and ideas that emerge from them, writes Anne Chow. "Leaders can tap into the power and insight of their employees through...