Leadership Articles

  • How to give a great toast: the secret is to focus on the how.

    The Secret to Giving a Memorable Toast (With Video)

    April 11, 2018

    There will likely be a few times in your career – and, outside of your career as well – that you’ll have to give a toast. Perhaps you are honoring an employee with an award. Or speaking at an employee going-away party. Or, in your personal life, giving a toast at a wedding. For these toasts, you’ve probably heard the advice on what not to do – don’t speak too...

  • See why Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant are such big believers in resilience.

    Why Learning This Overlooked Skill Will Make You a Stronger Professional

    March 8, 2018

    Each of us go through struggles each day, big and small: unwarranted criticisms, impossible deadlines, personal misfortune. The more resilience you have, the less those struggles will affect you and ultimately the stronger career – and life – you’ll build. And yet, when’s the last time you’ve consciously worked to build your resilience level? Facebook COO Sheryl...

  • Here's how and why you should perfect your personal elevator pitch.

    Why You Should Have a Personal Elevator Pitch (And How to Make One)

    February 14, 2018

    Most of the time, whenever we meet someone new, there’s a pleasant exchange of names and perhaps a handshake. And then there’s usually a moment of awkward silence, as somebody searches for something to say. Usually, what’s said next is a generic question or a generic statement, which is met by a generic response. And then the conversation will either last for a...

  • Advice from our leadership experts on what you should do if your boss plays favorites.

    Ask the Experts: What Should I Do If My Boss Plays...

    February 7, 2018

    Again this month, we asked our readers the biggest work challenges they're currently facing. And we got back a truckload of responses....

  • There are five steps you should take if you are managing an employee who is older than you.

    How to Manage Someone Older Than You

    February 5, 2018

    In the not-so-distant past, experience was the most important factor to getting promoted. To move up, you had to put in the years,...

  • Managing your manager really comes down to communication. And, of course, performing well.

    Managing Your Manager Isn't Hard. Just Do These 5 Things...

    January 22, 2018

    Almost everyone has a manager. And, whether you love your manager or can’t stand them, research shows they have a lot of control over...