Leadership Articles

  • When communicating change, leaders should avoid making these six mistakes by being as honest and open as possible.

    The Most Common Mistakes Leaders Make When Communicating Change

    June 19, 2017

    Recently, we interviewed leadership experts and asked them to identify the skills managers will need to master the most over the next five years. Their resounding answer: change management. That’s because almost no one can predict exactly how the future will unfold, other than that there will be change. With AI, new technologies coming out daily and political...

  • How to manager the effectiveness of your managers, because every employee deserves an exceptional boss.

    How to Measure How Strong Your Managers Really Are

    June 2, 2017

    In February, we asked 500 learning and development leaders throughout North America their main focus. Their answer: bosses. More than anything else, learning teams are spending their time and money on developing great managers. This makes sense, as research shows great managers make a massive difference on employee effectiveness and overall business performance....

  • By actively facing rejection, you will overcome your fear of failure. The problem is most people are afraid to face it even one time.

    Warning: This Challenge Is No Fun. But It Will Change Your Life.

    June 1, 2017

    Editor’s Note: The headline is serious; the challenge in this article isn’t fun. But it will make a profound difference in your life, if executed. There was a study that calculated how many times the average person tries to accomplish a goal before giving up. Its findings – the average person attempts to accomplish a goal less than one time before giving up. How...

  • Crossing your arms is a surefire way to make someone feel uncomfortable with your body language.

    10 Mistakes People Make With Their Body Language

    May 31, 2017

    There’s a misquoted UCLA study out there that 93 percent of language is non-verbal. That’s not true – you couldn’t listen to someone...

  • It's smart to use S.M.A.R.T. acronym when setting goals.

    Most People Are Bad at Setting Goals. Here's How to Do it...

    May 29, 2017

    There’s been quite a bit of research into the importance of goals. The findings: goals can vastly increase motivation, persistence and...

  • If you are ambitious, you don't need to suck up or sabotage others to be promoted. Just embody these four characteristics.

    Want to be Promoted? Display These 4 Qualities

    May 25, 2017

    Most of us want to be promoted to one role or another. Advancement comes with more money, more influence, more control over your...