Leadership Articles

  • The Biggest Reasons Managers Don’t Coach Their Employees – And How to Overcome Them

    4 Challenges That Stop Us From Coaching Our Employees – And How to Overcome Them

    August 13, 2018

    Coaching employees is similar to exercise. There is copious research that coaching employees is the best way long-term to improve their skills; much like there is copious research that exercising is good for you. And yet, just like many of us don’t exercise three times a week, many managers don't coach their employees regularly. Why? In her LinkedIn Learning...

  • How to manage somebody who is really defensive about criticism and/or feedback.

    How to Manage Someone Who is Really Defensive

    August 6, 2018

    The job of any manager is to get the absolute most out of their people. To achieve that, yes, you should recognize your employees' strengths and build them up. But, you also need to address their weaknesses, so they don’t hold your employees back. The problem? Some people get really, really defensive when you point out a weakness of theirs. And that makes...

  • Want to be a great leader? Always follow these three rules.

    The 3 Essential Rules for Being a Great Leader

    July 30, 2018

    Todd Dewett has spent a career researching leadership, taking on leadership roles himself and – through LinkedIn Learning, as an MBA professor, a speaker and author – teaching leadership to millions. After all that time studying the subject, he’s reached an epiphany. “I kept coming back to three things that, above all else, for me, capture the essence of what it...

  • How to close a presentation.

    The 6 Best Ways to Close a Presentation

    July 16, 2018

    In December of 2017, we did a blog post on how to start a presentation. It remains one of our most popular blog posts, but we realize...

  • The three biggest mistakes managers make investing their energy and managing their time.

    3 Common Mistakes Leaders Make Investing Their Energy

    June 25, 2018

    Leaders will agonize over where to invest their budget. Or where to allocate additional headcount. Or, over the structure of their...

  • 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,...