Sometimes in leadership positions, we have to give people bad news. We need to ask them to improve productivity, switch departments, or wear deodorant. It may not be fun, but it’s part of the job.
Being a good leader is not all about natural skill, poise, or talent. According to experts, there is 1 thing you need to be a good leader—humility.
You know how training usually feels: four hours of information slapping you in the face. Four hours of old and new, useless and important information . . . that you should remember verbatim. But this punch-in-the-face training approach is thankfully being dissipated by just-in-time learning.
I planned my outfit the day before the interview. It was cute and classy: a button-up top, pleated skirt, and heels. The next day was pouring rain, and what I thought was a great outfit completely failed. My feet were soaked, I dropped my bag in a puddle (which made me look totally unprofessional), and my hair was frizzy and dripping. I didn’t notice until after the interview that the armpits of my mustard yellow blouse were soaked 5 inches wide with sweat.
This experience, as well as others, taught me the dos and don’ts of dressing for an interview. Please learn from my mistakes, not your own.
Why is change so hard? Because of the crippling effects of friction.
When Peter Pan teaches the Darling children how to fly, he uses a process for mentorship that's so simple even a kid can do it.
Many people in business go wrong by over complicating things. They give too much information too quickly and miss key moments of support. If you've made the same mistakes in the past, Peter has a 5-step process to successful mentorship that can help you.
Gamification. Whether you hate or love the name, you're most likely hearing more and more about it. But do you know all the facts?
Don't waste your time just upselling the benefits of your product! Though it's important to know the benefits, there are more effective ways to get people interested in what you're selling. Here are some reasons you should focus on more than just the positive.
Any Olympic procrastinators out there? You’re not alone.
These tips are meant to help you create better habits so you become less of a procrastinator in all areas of your life. Whether you’re an executive, a stay-at-home mom, or a student, these principles will help you shun procrastination by creating effective habits.
As an employer, if this isn't your worst nightmare, it must come close: You watch a new crane operator climb into the cab and flex his hands. Just as you pat yourself on the back for your skill in hiring capable people, you hear him say, "Well, fake it 'til you make it," and reach for the controls.