LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

6 Things to Remember when having Hard Conversations

6 Things to Remember when having Hard Conversations

Brief  Conversations with employees about disruptive behavior should be timely, highlight specific actions you have observed and focus on what the person can do differently in the future, writes MGR360 CEO Alicia Thrasher. If the encounter becomes tense, Thrasher...

4 Things that Retain Workers and 3 Ways to Implement It

4 Things that Retain Workers and 3 Ways to Implement It

Brief  Employees want to work for companies that match their values, will help them learn new skills to advance their careers and provide flexible and rewarding working conditions, write Cher Murphy and Jeffrey Sindone. They outline three steps leaders can take to...

9 Things to Know about First Impressions

9 Things to Know about First Impressions

Brief  First impressions aren't necessarily accurate, but they leave an imprint, so be ready to make eye contact, be sincere and use open, positive body language, writes BetterUp executive Shonna Waters, who offers nine such tips. If you make a bad first impression,...

Good Managers Respond Whether Work is Hybrid or on-site

Good Managers Respond Whether Work is Hybrid or on-site

Brief  Poor communication, lack of clarity and difficulty managing conflict are three universal problems for leaders, but hybrid and remote work present those challenges in different ways, Marlene Chism writes. Chism covers each area and offers guidance for leaders to...

A Guide to Retaining Employees During a Crisis

A Guide to Retaining Employees During a Crisis

Brief The first step for handling a crisis or downturn is to be honest about what's happening at the organization, followed by investing in your people through skills development, rewards and flexibility. One-on-ones are also a crucial opportunity to understand how...

No one Solving that Problem? Here’s How to Step Up

No one Solving that Problem? Here’s How to Step Up

Brief  Organizations often struggle to fix obvious problems because no one has the time or is directly responsible, which provides the enterprising leader with "golden opportunities to step up and lead without the title," writes Art Petty. He offers five ways to...

What Kind of Leader are You, According to Plato?

What Kind of Leader are You, According to Plato?

Brief  Greek philosopher Plato outlined seven leadership styles, including doctors who can diagnose and heal problems, artists who look at the world in new ways and weavers who can blend diverse ideas and people. Most leaders are a combination of a few styles,...

Ask These Questions to Improve Performance Reviews

Ask These Questions to Improve Performance Reviews

Brief  Performance reviews should be a two-way street where you ask reports about your performance, what you can improve and how your communication's been, writes Know Your Team CEO Claire Lew. "Ideally, as a leader, these are questions you are asking not just once or...

4 Ways to Overcome Self-doubt in Your Career

4 Ways to Overcome Self-doubt in Your Career

Brief  Impostor syndrome is a natural part of many people's career journeys but doesn't have to dominate you, writes Alaina Love, who cites advice from CEO and entrepreneur coach Alisa Cohn. "One way to counteract the negative mind chatter is to replace it with a new...

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