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Finding the Cure to the Toxic Workplace

Brad Harrington | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Brad Harrington

We've been reading and hearing a lot lately about "toxic" work cultures. Starting with Ann Marie Slaughter's New York Times article A Toxic Work Wor...

5 Steps to Gearing Up for a Tough Conversation

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Jamee Tenzer

Let's face it, tough conversations are a part of life and you've probably had your share. And it doesn't matter if you or someone else initiates it -- whether you are passed over for a promotion, breaking up with a boyfriend or firing an employee -- it can be painful to endure those tough conversations.

Are Spa Managers Terrified of Kaizen?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

I recently met with a senior manager about the need for customer engagement training at his spas. Having had a number of treatments during which t...

Why Leaders, Managers and Writers Need to Know What Fortune 500 CEOs Read

Kimberly Connor | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education
Kimberly Connor

As the holiday season was approaching, I received a surprise gift in my email that supported my ongoing activity blogging about how the humanities can support an education in management and my work at the University of San Francisco.

9 Ways Wise Leaders Differ From Smart Managers

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Like artists, wise leaders focus, analyze, and study a subject. Then they decide and act. And even then, as Oswald Chambers put it: "It's never wise to be cocksure." Consider the following nine differences between smart managers and wise leaders

Why This CEO Will Never Hire Another Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I seem to have struck a nerve with Tuesday's post, "You Should Run From These 3 Crazy Managers." I thought that some of you would appreciate it, but wow, that was a serious response. 

How to Actually Make a Successful Short Film (Without Film Festivals or "Going Viral")

Dean Silvers | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Years from now, are you going to think about that internet video that got a million views your friend sent you, or that film that changed your life?

The Art of Getting Promoted: Subtle, Systematic, Sophisticated and Strategic

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Many employees, regardless if they hold an executive, middle management or assistant job assume that all they have to do to get promoted is work hard, be loyal and have the appropriate qualifications; in short, they behave as if promotions were automatic.

How to Manage Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

Richard Greggory Johnson III | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Greggory Johnson III

Even with the enormous amount of attention on transgender issues, most people fail to realize that the transgender community has no legal protections against workplace discrimination, even though the problems are so rampant.

The Best Way to Deal With Criticism

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Many of my clients deal with fear of criticism. I see it in several aspects of their lives. At work people fear criticism from their managers and co...

Five Ways to Build the Best Team

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Lisa M. Sodeika

Yes, there really are only five things you need to do to build a terrific team. Hundreds of management experts will posit as many theories, but no matter the thoughtful insights and creative infographs, in my 30 years working with high-performing teams I consistently see five actions that matter:

Jenny Che

This Slide Shows Bosses Totally Don't Understand Millennials

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business

It turns out high pay isn't everything, when it comes to millennials.

Warning Spa Managers: Mother's Day Ahead

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 05.08.2015 | Money
Linda Harding-Bond

Clearly many people turn to the spa industry in hopes of providing their loved ones with a memorable experience. But in the past several years many high-end spas have been plagued with reports of service that is less than stellar.

The Pros and Cons of Pay-to-Play Voice-Over Sites

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

With the introduction of various Pay-to-Play (P2P) sites, such as voices.com and voice123.com, nonunion talent now have greater opportunities than ever before.

Evolution of the Manager

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Today, their stereotypical role focuses on constraint, control, order, diligence, and sticking with the common assumptions that have long guided how we work. Instead, managers must heed the word of the band Prodigy to become "fire-starters."

Jonas Delos Reyes: Proactively Acquire Skills to Reach Your Next Goals

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Having positive outlook and maintaining an attitude of constantly seeking to learn new skills help in increasing one's chances in getting their career to the next level.

4 Steps to Maintain Organizational Culture With Freelance Employees

Anne Loehr | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Organizational culture is dynamic. As the centerpiece of culture among your organization's workforce, you can make a tremendous impact. Start with yourself, and take time in selecting and nurturing your freelance workforce. Above all else -- remember that talent is not expendable, in-house or not.

How To Make Your Business Team More Productive For Introverts

Marla Gottschalk, Ph.D. | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Marla Gottschalk, Ph.D.

If you encounter an individual who considers the prospect of working on a team to be a form of long-acting torture -- you just might find they would describe themselves as an "introvert."

Your Two Jobs As A Manager

Elizabeth Spiers | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Spiers

Over the years I've ended up hiring and training a lot of people in their first jobs as a manager, and I always tell them they have two responsibilities.

How Not To Manage An Introvert

Marla Gottschalk, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Marla Gottschalk, Ph.D.

Do you supervise individuals that would describe themselves as an introvert? In many cases, we hold misconceptions about introversion, which can lead to ill-fated supervisory decisions. I'd like to point you in the right direction.

How to Challenge Your Team & Take It to the Next Level!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

This process works because it is highly focused, includes disciplined feedback and follow-up, doesn't waste time and causes participants to focus on self-improvement.

7 Learning Styles to Up Your Management Game

Anne Loehr | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Whether they realize it or not, people have two to three preferred learning styles. Think about it; when you have to learn something new, do you prefer to hear it, read it or touch it physically? Do you naturally make up songs about things?

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?

Plan to Win in Today's Sales Game

Avril Brikkels | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Avril Brikkels

As any good sales professional knows, having a thorough understanding of your customer is absolutely vital, and this is where a well constructed sales plan can make the difference.

4 Steps to Manage Up When Your Boss Is an Obsessive Micromanager

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Many helicopter bosses feel the need to hover in order to monitor efficiency, or to keep things on track, especially if an employee has erred in the past. But most micromanagers do so out of a need for control that often has more to do with them than the performance of their employees.