When Work Is Soul Crushing
For the majority of people, work exists on a dynamic continuum of pretty good to boringly routine. Some periods are stressful and overwhelming, even disappointing or maddening, but there’s an ebb and flow to most jobs that make them manageable. If this sounds like you, count yourself lucky. Because for others, work is a slow,…
If You Want to Look Smart, Ask These Questions
If you want to show up smart and effective in meetings, instead of talking more, ask these powerful questions.
Make Professional Development Less Work and More Fun
People like to learn and grow. This is generally true from our earliest days through our last days. In the workplace, however, this desire for learning gets lost. It isn’t generally due to a lack of opportunity. Companies spend large amounts to create training options for employees, from online classes to extensive leadership development programs. Studies consistently…
The Painful Management Messages You Must Deliver
No one enjoys bringing up difficult topics. In work settings, we prefer to avoid uncomfortable conversations. It’s too easy to cause an unintended reaction or to hurt the feelings of someone that we need to work beside five days a week. Managers who are perfectly assertive in other aspects of their work will avoid, delay…
How to Set a Leadership Vision
One of the challenging things about becoming a leader is that, immediately upon promotion, everyone around you expects that you’ll exhibit new skills and ideas. It’s as if the title itself grants powers that, when revealed, justify your role. If you lack a higher leadership skill, you’re counseled to fake-it-’til-you-make-it while you figure it out….
How to Change and Stick to It
What would you like to change? My guess is that you could rattle off several ideas fairly quickly. Most people keep a running list of personal improvement targets – be less stressed, lose weight, eat better, parent differently, strengthen a skill, expand one’s network, get a new job, and so on. There’s no shortage of…
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