Leadership Articles

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

    10 Things to Do When Speaking to Have "Presence"

    December 16, 2019

    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...

  • Its time to change how you motivate employees

    Why You Need To Change How You Motivate Your Team

    November 25, 2019

    Employees often tell you what they want. They want a raise or promotion, maybe stock options. But in the famous words of Steve Jobs, “people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” While these incentives are important to keep your employees happy and feel valued, you need a different approach to encourage day-to-day productivity and motivation that...

  • Learn how to make a great first impression.

    You Have 7 Seconds to Make a Good First Impression. Here’s How to Do It.

    November 25, 2019

    When the first humans roamed this earth, they were mostly non-verbal creatures, with no shared language. Therefore, they had to make quick judgments of strangers based solely off the stranger’s body language, to conclude if they were friend or foe. All these years later, despite the advent of language, those instincts have not left us. Science bears that out, as...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...