Leadership Articles

  • These are toxic words a leader or manager should never say.

    7 Toxic Words to Avoid As a Leader

    November 18, 2019

    Words exchanged between colleagues can land very differently than a conversation between a manager and a direct report.  The words a manager uses really, really matter. Even something said in jest or in the moment can stick with an employee for a long time. In Todd Dewett's course Management Tips Weekly, he pinpoints the seven toxic words leaders should avoid...

  • How to be an inclusive leader in a diverse workforce

    6 Ways to Be an Inclusive Manager in a Diverse Workforce

    October 28, 2019

    Diverse talent brings the skills, perspectives, and experiences organizations need to be successful. It’s no surprise that organizations are under pressure to hire diverse teams. But diversity without inclusion is a dead end.  Even though 97% of companies have a diversity program in place, as much as 50% of underrepresented groups still see bias as part of their...

  • The #1 quality people want in a manager

    The #1 Quality People Want in a Manager Is…

    October 21, 2019

    If you are a manager, one of your top goals is likely to be an effective (and maybe even beloved) leader of people. If this is you, then the number one quality you should exhibit is:  Problem solving.  In honor of National Boss’s Day, LinkedIn Learning surveyed over 2,000 professionals to find out the qualities employees want most in a manager. Overwhelmingly,...

  • Learn these four personality types to be a better manager

    4 Personality Types You Need to Know as a Manager

    October 14, 2019

    If you can figure out what drives people—what really makes them tick—you’ll bring out their best. And more often than not, what...

  • phrases not to say at work

    5 Phrases You Should Absolutely Never Say at Work

    August 5, 2019

    The world of work is about relationships. In most organizations, saying the right thing goes a long way in helping you gain support...

  • Asking these seven questions will help you build a better relationship with your boss.

    7 Questions That Ambitious Employees Should Ask Their Boss

    July 29, 2019

    One of the most important and influential relationships you have at work is with your manager. Along with being an example you can...