Leadership Articles

  • Tips for overcoming indecision and steps for becoming more decisive.

    The 3 Big Reasons People Aren't Decisive – And How to Overcome Them

    January 10, 2018

    A big part of being a leader – and, regardless of what your position is, you can be seen as a leader – is being decisive. Virtually every study into the matter found that making fast decisions is far superior to making slow ones, as indecision brings organizations to a halt, creates resentment and prevents learning. Sounds great. But nobody strives to be...

  • These three assumptions make managers less effective.

    3 of the Most Dangerous Assumptions Managers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

    December 18, 2017

    Humans are wired to make decisions quickly. This is evolutionary – when a tiger is attacking you, you don’t have 11 minutes to make a decision. You need to decide, fast. While this can be helpful, it can also lead to assumptions, which lead to mistakes. A classic example is getting scared by the wind when watching a horror movie – your senses are heightened, so...

  • These are rock-solid openers you can use to start your next presentation.

    How to Start a Presentation So You Immediately Capture the Room (With Video)

    December 13, 2017

    When I went to journalism school, probably 50 percent of our time was dedicated to ledes (that’s journalism-speak for the first line in an article). We looked at the great ledes in history, learned all the different types of ledes and had assignment after assignment where we’d write lede after lede for fictitious news stories. Why so much focus on the first...

  • These blogs are must-reads for managers.

    7 Blogs That’ll Make You a Better Manager

    December 11, 2017

    Being a manager is hard. Really hard. On one hand, you have to manage your people. That means developing them, keeping them engaged...

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

    Why Netflix, Coke and Dominos Want to Fail More (And Why...

    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...

  • 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...