LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

Hard Conversations Go Better when You Know Yourself

Hard Conversations Go Better when You Know Yourself

Brief Conversations that challenge our identity or safety can be especially difficult, and so understanding triggers and "identity-shaping stories" can help us become more effective communicators, writes John Sautelle. "Increasing our capacity to regulate our response...

Why Leverage Should be used Carefully

Why Leverage Should be used Carefully

Brief Resist the temptation to automatically use leverage, as there may come a time where you need the other party's help or accommodation, writes Ken Goldstein. "Be the kind of person in business people want to call all the time, not just when either one of you has a...

3 Ways to Model Healthy Habits in Crisis

3 Ways to Model Healthy Habits in Crisis

Brief Leaders need to take care of themselves, get help where needed and model that behavior for their employees, especially as this pandemic drags on, writes Alaina Love, CEO of Purpose Linked Consulting. "As a leader, it's your job to manage the environment your...

Use This Strategy to Make Better Decisions

Use This Strategy to Make Better Decisions

Brief  One way to improve your decision-making skills is simply to pause and seek more information, as you'll uncover more possibilities and potentially unravel difficult problems, writes Eric McNulty. He offers five ways to avoid snap judgments and ultimately make a...

How Baby Steps Can Result in Big Changes

How Baby Steps Can Result in Big Changes

Brief  Big changes start by getting clear on what you want and making incremental shifts to get started, writes Alli Polin. "Inner work" is important, too, such as journaling, meditating and regular check-ins with mentors, coaches or partners.   Insight The...

Don’t Let Your Title Binder Your Team’s Trust

Don’t Let Your Title Binder Your Team’s Trust

Brief People don't share themselves or the full truth when they're cognizant of someone's title, writes Scott Cochrane. You can overcome this by getting to know your team personally and being "clear at the outset that the environment is safe for candor," he writes....

3 Steps Leaders Can Take to Improve Diversity

3 Steps Leaders Can Take to Improve Diversity

BRief  Leaders can improve diversity in their organizations by making it part of the culture, widening their definition of diversity and setting the example for others, writes Arthur Woods, co-founder of Mathison. "As leaders, our personal stories, identities, and...

Why Lower Salaries for Remote Workers is Wrong

Why Lower Salaries for Remote Workers is Wrong

Brief  Paying remote workers less for the same job as people in the office sets a bad precedent and is both unfair and unnecessary, writes EZPR CEO Ed Zitron. "While it's obvious that these companies are attempting to save money, it's also a transparent attempt to...

Why Hybrid Work will be Tricky for Leaders

Why Hybrid Work will be Tricky for Leaders

Brief  Hybrid work is probably more difficult to implement than people think, with the risks of a badly run hybrid program including burnout, presenteeism and "a two-tiered system" that could prove discriminatory, say MIT lecturer Robert Pozen and other experts....

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