Leadership Articles

  • Here's the right attitude you should have when interviewing a candidate.

    Most People – You Included – Are Bad At Interviewing. Here's How to Fix It.

    October 13, 2017

    Hiring is arguably the most important part to building a winning team – an organization is only as strong as the talent of the people who work there. And a big part of hiring is interviewing. That said, I’ll let you in on a secret: humans are really, really bad interviewers. And, on top of that, all of us think we are really good interviewers. For proof, look no...

  • Brene Brown gave an amazing speech at Talent Connect on being vulnerable.

    Why Being Vulnerable at Work Can Be Your Biggest Advantage, According to Brené Brown

    October 9, 2017

    Brené Brown—research professor, bestselling author, and star of one of the most popular TED Talks of all time—was in an awkward spot. Speaking to 150 hedge fund managers in London, she was five minutes into her presentation on vulnerability and courage when one bold Brit raised his hand. “I don’t know why you’re here,” he said. Ouch. It was a mandatory meeting,...

  • Google found that psychological safety was the single biggest indicator of a great team.

    Google: This is the Most Important Trait for Building a Great Team. Here's How to Instill it in Your Company

    September 11, 2017

    In 2015, Google’s famed HR department (officially titled its "people team") sought to uncover what separates high-performing teams from low-performing ones. So, they conducted more than 200 interviews with “Googlers” (Google employees) and analyzed 250 attributes of 180 Google teams. From that research, they identified a singular trait that was “far and away”...

  • Advice for giving effective employee feedback.

    The 8 Characteristics of Effective Employee Feedback

    September 7, 2017

    Giving feedback to an employee is never fun. And often, the employee’s immediate reaction is annoyance or shutting down, which is...

  • The most effective managers know how to coach their employees. And that starts with asking powerful questions.

    The Powerful Questions Bosses Should Ask Their Employees

    September 4, 2017

    A measure of a great boss is not just how their team performs, but how their team develops. A great boss boosts the skillsets of their...

  • A boss needs to have these six qualities as part of their mindset to get results.

    The Mindset You Need to Be a Boss That Gets Results

    August 21, 2017

    You need to master a lot of skills to be a great manager. You need to know how to coach employees, how to handle conflict, how to...