Leadership Articles

  • Want to have executive presence? Here are 10 steps to follow when communicating.

    10 Things to Do When Speaking to Have "Presence"

    June 18, 2018

    What does it mean to have “presence”? It starts with having a clear purpose, John Ullmen said in his LinkedIn Learning course, Developing Executive Presence. And you can't fake that – either you are committed to something or you aren’t, and that’s going to show up in how you present yourself. That’s the first step. But simply having purpose isn’t enough – you...

  • These are words a leader should never say.

    7 Toxic Words You Should Never Say as a Leader

    June 8, 2018

    True story – in a moment of honesty, one of my old bosses told me she was planning on “lowballing” me with her original salary offer, until the recruiter talked her out of it. It wasn’t personal — it was about saving money, as if she gave me less salary she could bring on a contractor. But that one comment forever bothered me. I never said anything about it, but...

  • Managing someone with a giant ego can be tough. These steps can help.

    How to Manage Someone Who Has a Giant Ego

    June 4, 2018

    In some ways, you have to admire someone who has a giant ego. While most of us beat ourselves up for even the most trivial mistakes, these people manage to ignore swaths of evidence to the contrary and maintain their elevated opinion of themselves. Sounds pretty good, honestly. The problem? People with big egos can be tough to manage. It’s hard to develop...

  • If you want to manage your time better as a manager, you need to manage expectations

    Bosses, Want to Manage Your Time Better? Manage Expectations

    May 2, 2018

    Being a manager can be a difficult job. Often, managers – particularly new managers – will work longer hours and feel more stress than...

  • Have an employee who loves making excuses? Here's the best way to manage them.

    How to Manage an Employee Who Always Makes Excuses

    April 30, 2018

    You know the type. The project is late because the vendor didn’t do their job. The presentation went bad because the meeting format...

  • See what resilience at work really likes of these stories of professionals overcoming challenges.

    What Resiliency at Work Looks Like: Tales of Overcoming...

    April 25, 2018

    We all face challenges at work. Take Barbara Bruno. She started her career as a successful real estate agent. Yet, when she tried to...