15 March

Alignment: Now Or Later?

From Purpose + Profit: How Business Can Lift Up the World  by George Serafeim  Not long ago, a former student asked my advice about a business decision. He had experienced a significant amount of career success in the handful of years since graduating from Harvard Business School. He was leading a business unit for a […]

01 March

Side-Hustle Warning

Let’s not forget that a side hustle is fully reliant on the one doing the hard work. It’s not scalable. It does not have unlimited potential earnings.

15 February

Powerful Phrases for Dealing with a Credit Taker at Work

Dealing with a credit taker may be one of the most aggravating behaviors you’ll come across at work. You know the type. When your boss or a member of upper management visits your office, the credit taker shines the spotlight directly on himself or herself for work on which you helped or for which you were solely responsible.

01 February

On-ramping the Remote Worker

Excerpt from Running Remote by Liam Martin and Rob Rawson  Among the many challenges of building and sustaining a remote work environment, none is more pressing than mastering hiring, on-ramping, and nurturing the new employee.   Here’s a list of how to effectively find remote workers and help them onboard.   1. Build a pipeline. Utilize job […]

18 January

Having Emotional Intelligence

Excerpt from The First Time Manager by Jim McCormick  Social scientists and psychologists have found that managers and leaders who have high levels of emotional intelligence, or a high emotional quotient (EQ), seem to do much better in their managerial and leadership roles than their counterparts who have average or low EQs. These experts have […]

03 January

How to Develop Leadership Intuition

If you’re thinking to yourself, I just don’t see things intuitively, don’t despair. The good news is that you can improve your leadership intuition, even if you were not born with great leadership gifting.  

09 April

Excerpt from The First-Time Manager

The jump from employee to new manager is bigger than most people realize. From the most trusted go-to guide for anyone facing new responsibilities as a first-time manager, the excerpt below features why showing genuine concern for your employees is a strength, not a weakness, and a variety of pitfalls to avoid when supervising others.