Leadership Articles

  • These tips will make you a better communicator right away, particularly if you are a manager.

    3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Communicate Better

    October 16, 2017

    Managing comes down to relationships. And relationships come down to communication. And yet, how many of us take a course on communication? It’s the most important skill any manager has to learn, and yet we have comparatively little formal education on it. The solution to that is if you, as a manager, haven’t taken a communication course yet, you should. But, in...

  • 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...

    September 11, 2017

    In 2015, Google’s famed HR department (officially titled its "people team") sought to uncover what separates high-performing teams...

  • 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...