Leadership Articles

  • 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 Favorites?

    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. Here are three of the most difficult challenges mentioned (edited slightly for length and grammar), followed by our advice on how to overcome them: 1. What should I do if my boss plays favorites? Be the favorite. A lot of times...

  • 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, which meant the vast majority of managers were older than their employees. Experience still matters. But, in a world where a 33-year-old (Mark Zuckerberg) runs one of the biggest companies in the world and change happens fast, the...

  • 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...

  • Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes said social media is now an essential leadership skill.

    Why Your CEO Should Care About Social Media

    January 17, 2018

    In his new LinkedIn Learning course, Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes highlighted both the best-case and worst-case scenario for why CEOs...

  • These are supposedly "weak" qualities that strong leaders embody.

    The 7 “Weak” Qualities Strong Leaders Possess

    January 15, 2018

    Recently, we surveyed 2,000 business leaders and asked them the skills they need most at their company. Their answer – leadership. But...