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What If Your Boss Really Is a Jerk?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

There's no question that the yelling, screaming, abusive jerks are the worst, and they can be very painful and difficult to deal with. Before we look at them more closely, let's consider the six more subtle types of jerk boss behavior and how to apply to each type the withering medicine of rationality, orderliness and professionalism.

5 Reasons You Need Coaches at Work

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Life coaches and personal trainers seem to be the new status symbol these days. From corporate CEOs to the nineteen-year-old French student, everyone...

Treated Poorly in the Workplace?

Tom Fox | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Christine Porath is an associate professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University where she focuses on the effects of bad behavi...

NFL CIO: Quarterbacking A Digital Revolution

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.21.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

As Senior Vice President and CIO of the most popular U.S. sports league, Michelle McKenna-Doyle is transforming the National Football League (NFL) to ...

The How, Where and Why of Managing Gen Y

David Halliday | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
David Halliday

With their laid back attitude and multitasking approach, the tech-savvy Gen Y might be the hardest generation yet to manage in a corporate environment. Organizational psychologist Kathy Turner offers insight on how to optimize the performance of your Gen Y workers.

Every Leader Must Delegate Well: 4 Tips to Become Effective

Steve Caldwell | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Steve Caldwell

I've observed time and time again that so many new (and some not so new) managers struggle with delegating. They've never been taught that it means more than giving your subordinates "stuff off your to do list."

Keep CALM and Manage On

Erin Daruszka | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Recently after a difficult customer interaction a co-worker asked me, "How do you remain so calm?" I was hard pressed to answer that question. But when I thought about it, my response was twofold.

Mistakes Downton Abbey Did Not Make

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

My experience is that women sometimes are their own worst enemies. We are harder on ourselves than anyone around us. If you think you can't do it, you probably can't. Believe in yourself. You will succeed.

An NFL Guide to Employee Management

Ian Sephton | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business
Ian Sephton

Assessing and managing talent is difficult. If it were easy there would be fewer managers, classes on management, and self-help books! Why is it so hard?

Venture Capitalist: 6 Step CIO Digital Transformation Guide

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The explosion of mobile smart devices, adoption of social networks, use of mobile applications and cloud enabled services has consumerized IT and sign...

The Innovation Seesaw

Jay Halfond | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Jay Halfond

As a recovering innovator myself, I continue to revere Bob Dylan's adage that "he not busy being born is busy dying." But I have also come to appreciate that innovation must be tempered by prudence.

Organizational Excellence Is About Being Perfect Together

Great Work Cultures | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

When organizations work well, they allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things. That's because they can be powerful vehicles for combining our strengths in a way that makes the whole far greater than the sum of the parts.

Question Authority: A Workplace Imperative

Edward Muzio | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

"Question authority. Go ahead, ask me anything." This remains one of my all-time favorite bumper stickers. Someday I'll put one on my own car, for comedic value. I'd also like to hand out boxes of these stickers to executives in my large corporate clients, to post on their office walls. In that case, my goal isn't to get a laugh.

Why Are Entrepreneurs Better Managers Than Management Consultants and Investment Bankers?

Kian Moini | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Kian Moini

How much does personal character vs. preconception define your management style? This depends on how critical and self-reflective you are, and how strong your character is.

6 Qualities of Great Online Communities [INFOGRAPHIC]

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

Online communities are growing in popularity as companies increasingly rely on them for social customer support and service, marketing, sales, and p...

Training Your Staff: Harness the Future of Training to Develop the Best Talent

Daniel Burrus | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Over the next five years, how you train and educate your staff won't just change; it'll transform. What's the difference? Changing means continuing to...

Are You a Risk-Taker?

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Where would we be today if leaders down through the ages had not risked ridicule, personal safety, health, and wealth for the common good? But neither did these leaders make careless decisions about what, where, and when to take action.

5 Potential Pitfalls for Rapidly-Growing Companies

Brian Hamilton | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Brian Hamilton

The issue comes when your growth gets in the way of running your business correctly. It's hard to run any company, but there are specific challenges that are especially hard about running a fast-growth company. If you're not careful, these challenges can turn into hazards.

Turnaround Management: The Who, What, How, and Why -- It's All About Leadership!

Ian Sephton | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Ian Sephton

"Turnaround management" gets thrown around a lot and like most B-school buzzwords it has lost some of its meanings. What does it take to turnaround an organization?

So You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel the World?

Jinna Yang | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Jinna Yang

So if you are, like I once was, miserable waking up every day, it's time to consider saving up as much money as you can and begin planning your trip. Life is too short to be unhappy. Pick a destination and book your ticket to go see the world.

As a Business Owner, My First Priority Is My Family

Grayson Bell | Posted 10.08.2014 | Small Business
Grayson Bell

I am currently on my second business. After four years of pushing the limits and working with very little sleep, I realized it was time to throw in the towel. My business was my life, and it was affecting my health and my marriage.

Failure Can Be a Lesson in Disguise

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.08.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy Confronting failure is a supreme challenge whether you are raisin...

The Great Management Hoax -- 3 Reasons Why Managers Need Systems

Steve Caldwell | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Steve Caldwell

Time and time again, I talk with managers who are struggling and they don't know where to turn or who to ask for guidance. Here is what many of them tell me.

Mindfulness for Success: Top 3 Management Tips

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

Running a successful business demands attention, especially these days. If you aren't consciously choosing where to put your attention, you're risking everything.

CIOs: How To "Be the Change" Agent

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

According to Patty Hatter, when it comes to driving transformation in IT, the CIO must be the change agent. Wearing the two hats of Senior Vice Presid...