Leadership Articles

  • See the skills new managers are learning the most.

    Moving into Management: The Skills New Managers Are Learning

    February 18, 2019

    Imagine you’ve just reached a major landmark in your career - you’ve been promoted from an individual contributor to a manager! This is a moment to celebrate, but it can also be a challenging transition. Research suggests that adjusting to a promotion can be a stressful life experience; however, it’s also the perfect time to learn. So when new managers seek help...

  • How to be a transformation leader – embody these four characteristics.

    How to Be a Transformational Leader: 4 Things to Do

    February 11, 2019

    It doesn’t matter what your current job is. How long you've been at your organization. Or what your duties are. You have the ability to be a transformational leader. Why is that important, exactly? "In this new world, we need every single person to be a leader who can have impact," Henna Inam said in her LinkedIn Learning course, Transformational Leadership. "We...

  • The words you shouldn't use if you want to build an inclusive culture.

    How to Build an Inclusive Culture: 5 Phrases to Avoid

    January 28, 2019

    The movie The Big Short is the perfect (true) parable of why inclusive cultures are so important. For those who haven’t seen it, its premise is this: leading up to the 2008 financial collapse, the vast majority of people in finance – most of whom are from similar backgrounds – were all sharing one school of thought. There were a few people who thought...

  • Here's a question that'll get feedback as a manager.

    Want Honest Feedback From Your Employees? Ask Them This

    January 21, 2019

    Having an adaptive mindset is one of the skills companies need most of 2019 – companies are looking for people who can adapt to all...

  • Songs all managers and leaders can relate to.

    13 Songs That Describe What it Means to Be a Manager

    December 10, 2018

    Being a manager is a tough job. You want to get the most out of your people. You want your team to hit its goals. And it would be nice...

  • How to build rapport as a boss. A few tactics that work.

    Bosses, Here's How to Build Strong Rapport With Your Team

    December 10, 2018

    You might read the headline of this article and wonder why. Why does it matter if I have “rapport” with my employees? Don’t I just...