Leadership Articles

  • Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is actually encouraging his team to fail more.

    Why Netflix, Coke and Dominos Want to Fail More (And Why It's Smart)

    November 27, 2017

    Has your boss ever scolded you for not failing? Probably not. And yet, that’s exactly what Netflix CEO Reed Hastings did earlier this year. He publicly complained that Netflix had produced too many successful shows, as they’ve only had to cancel a few of the in-house series they’ve produced. “Our hit ratio is way too high right now,” Hastings said at a...

  • How to handle the workplace bully, as a boss.

    How to Handle the Workplace Bully

    November 13, 2017

    Why do bullies exist in the workplace? LinkedIn Learning Instructor Todd Dewett has a simple answer – because you, as a leader, enable them. “First and foremost, (bullies) exist because you allow them to exist,” Dewett said in his course, Management Tips Weekly. “I want to ask you to make a decision right now to not look the other way, thus enabling bad behavior...

  • These are signs that your performance reviews at your organization will be absolutely dreadful.

    The 5 Things That Guarantee Dreadful Performance Reviews

    November 9, 2017

    Todd Dewett, leadership guru and LinkedIn Learning instructor, said it best: "To be honest, performance reviews are sometimes the most feared and despised aspects of the modern workplace." Ouch. Performance reviews do not need to be something employees and managers dread. These conversations can used to strengthen the employee-manager relationship and foster...

  • Here are 11 tips for handling the conversation you have when giving employee feedback.

    How to Give an Employee Feedback (Without Inspiring Hate)

    November 6, 2017

    There are many quotes on the importance of feedback, including ones from Elon Musk and Bill Gates. But my favorite comes from author...

  • John F. Kennedy (JFK)'s leadership style was to intentionally challenge his subordinates to create a culture of candor and innovation.

    How to Lead Like JFK: Sometimes, You Need to Start a Debate

    October 23, 2017

    Despite his term being cut tragically short in Dallas in 1963, John F. Kennedy was perhaps the most iconic American president of the...

  • These are the skills – and the courses – every entrepreneur should learn when starting a business.

    How to Start a Business: 6 Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs ...

    October 19, 2017

    LinkedIn research has found that business owners – i.e. entrepreneurs – have the highest level of job satisfaction among professionals...