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8 Types of Leadership Your Team Needs from You

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 5:20 PM

We hear the phrase “think outside the box” a lot. If “the box” is something that is stifling creativity, it sounds like something to avoid. But when “the box” is a framework that smart leaders use to get better results from their teams, it is something to embrace.

 

In our new book Lead Ins...

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3 Ways to See Good News in an Award Loss

Posted on March 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Surprise email I received on February 1, 2016 – “We are happy to announce that your book has been selected as one of the 20 top Leadership books of last year and is a finalist in the Leadership Book of the Year 2016 competition”

 

Expected email I received on February 16, 2016 - “We just closed the public voting for Leadership Book of...

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7 Tips for Managing Your First Taste of Power at Work

Posted on October 24, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Congratulations! You just got the big promotion to management. People now report to you, you have some budget, and you have some decision-making authority. In short, your new role comes with power. Just like electricity, power is a very useful asset but can be dangerous if misused. Here are 7 tips for how to use your power so you don't abuse or lose it.

 

1) Don't Use it for Personal Gain

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How to Manage a "Steamroller" on Your Team

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 4:50 PM


Hank joined your team six months ago. You hired him because his résumé was great and he projected high levels of competence and confidence in the interview. He was clearly the best candidate for the job. The only warning flag you saw was from your calls to Hank's references. While they confirmed the glowing results on his résumé you sensed reticence on their part. You heard thei...

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Shakespeare's 10 Best Career Advice Quotes

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 4:40 PM



William Shakespeare wrote 38 plays and many other works that have lived on and earned him the reputation as the greatest writer in the history of the English language. Here are the 10 most insightful quotes from his works that provide career insight to today's readers.

 


“Brevity is the soul of wit.” (Hamlet) - Effective communicat...

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The Thomas Jefferson Tombstone Test - How will you describe your legacy?

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Because Thomas Jefferson had such an immense impact on US history, he has been immortalized in many ways ranging from the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC to being on the $2 bill to having a state capital city named after him. Interestingly enough, however, he was much more modest about his own achievements when he chose what to have inscribed on his tombstone. His self-written epitaph reads “Here w...

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The Senior Yearbook Test - What would your 18 year old self think of you today?

Posted on March 16, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Reflection is a good way to assess how you are progressing against your goals in your career, and life in general. A useful reference point to see how you are doing is to think back to what you were like as a seni...

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