Leadership Resources

Leadership Tip

How to reverse a conversational meltdown

Conversational meltdowns are far more reversible than they feel when temperatures rise. The basic principle behind any intervention is to interrupt the dance of death. The goal is to slow participants from generating new evidence to confirm mutual... read more

Leadership Tip

How to ace that interview

The first few moments of your interview can have a decisive impact on how well the rest of it goes. My research has shown there are four main errors people make when trying to make a good impression in job interviews. Don’t brag. It’s... read more

Leadership Tip

How to make better decisions faster

Decision-making overload is a common experience among managers. But you can process choices more efficiently and achieve better outcomes by using a checklist. Write down five goals that will be impacted by the decision. This helps you avoid the... read more

Leadership Tip

How to be more mindful during the day

Many of us operate on autopilot at work, but the ability to maintain focus and concentration is a crucial skill. The good news is you can build this skill by incorporating mindfulness exercises into your day. When you wake up, spend two... read more

Leadership Tip

How to kick your bad habits

Every one of us has a career-limiting bad habit. Whether it’s weak interpersonal skills, a tendency to procrastinate, or good-but-not-great technical prowess, one of the biggest impediments to our upward mobility is a habit we can’t get rid of. But a few... read more

Leadership Tip

How to make work meaningful

Effective leaders try to make work meaningful and enjoyable for employees. They’re most successful when they adhere to a few best practices: Lead individuals, not just teams. When you’re under pressure, you can forget that employees have... read more

Leadership Tip

How get your team to think positively during uncertain times

With the political climate in the in the state it's in, encouraging your employees to think positively may make you look foolish and insensitive. Yet, focusing your employees on what they can do rather than what they cannot do will lead to better... read more

Leadership Tip

How to monitor your goals

Having goals is a good thing. But the current trend of self-monitoring, whether through time trackers or fitness trackers, means we are constantly evaluating ourselves: the sales we make, the hours we work, the miles we run. Over-... read more

Leadership Tip

How to cool a heated negotiation

Emotions get heated during a negotiation because there are high stakes: people’s jobs, their standing with their bosses, their confidence, the success of a venture, or the future of their business. Whatever the reason the conversation has turned... read more

Leadership Tip

How to give feedback when it’s not wanted

It’s important to give feedback to team members. But what should you do when an employee gets defensive? Leaders in these situations may want to take a break from giving performance-related feedback and try giving feedback based more closely on how the... read more