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Why Your Leadership Competencies May be Failing to Deliver

Leadership competencies are a perennial topic of interest. HR practitioners wonder about the competencies being emphasized in their development programs as well as the skills on which other organizations focus. And even if we don’t openly discuss it, we may wonder if our organization is taking aim […]

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7 Unusual Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Start A ‘Mini-CEO’ Program When an employee has a new idea for how to do business, Brian Halligan, CEO of Hubspot, a marketing software firm in Boston, sometimes chooses to fire that employee from his or her day job, and appoint that person ‘CEO’ of a new […]

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10 Things You Should Never Micromanage

Hey, go-getter. Yes, you could do it all, but there are times it’s best to step back and stop stifling your team’s productivity and creativity. By their very nature, entrepreneurs are doers. While other people may scheme or dream up ideas, entrepreneurs prefer to take action. That’s […]

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Best Leadership Books of All Time

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing (1959) The against-all-odds survival tale of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 27-member crew is one of the most timeless leadership allegories out there. When the 1914 Antarctic voyage got stuck for over a year in an ice floe, Shackleton’s […]

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7 Tips to Manage Jerks

Leaders and managers must create productive teamwork. However, some employees love to argue, criticize, give put-downs, and encourage discord and disruptions. They have poison tongues, and they aim to poison your work team, department, and company. Don’t let them. Tip # 1: Complainers Are Adults Throwing Temper […]

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5 Actions to Lead Highly Profitable Organizational Change

According to Dr. Michael Mercer (a thought leader in the management and human resources industry) there are three main ingredients that are required for profitable organizational change; Positive & Active Leadership heading up the change Proactive Handling employee problems during change Positive self-management as you lead organizational […]

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