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Can Apps Gauge Emotional Intelligence? Maybe

Daniel Goleman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

Some claim the new phone app MEIT (mobile emotional intelligence test), which shows photos of people's faces and asks you to identify a person's emotions, can tell how emotionally intelligent you are. Maybe, but I'm dubious.

5 CIO Lessons That I Learned From Dr. J

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

After a brutal winter, spring may finally be here, bringing with it the NCAA and NBA playoffs, when great minds turn to... basketball. Last year, I ...

The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From My Very Italian, Very New York Mother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Mama said it best. Read the room. Take a beat to read non-verbals and feel the energy of a situation before you launch into your own needs. Then act accordingly.

Abolish Bureaucracy and Count Real Output

Edward Muzio | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

Wait a minute -- Consultant Brain cries -- I know this! It's bureaucracy. It's that form you're required to submit, to indicate that you're already doing what you're already doing.

Corporate America's No.1 Enemy? Itself

Nick Jefferson | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Nick Jefferson

At a time when the nation needs it most, it is, therefore, the corporations themselves, not the people within them, that stand as the single biggest barrier to greater creativity in the workplace.

Overcome Obstacles for Change

Daniel Goleman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

We've all heard the saying (or myth): People resist change. Of course, the main task of many leaders is to bring about change -- sometimes unpopular y...

Are You an Agent of Our Wage Gap?

The Levo League | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
The Levo League

You're a manager.The last thing you would ever do is consciously compensate your team members unfairly based on their gender, sexual orientation or color of their skin. But are you implicitly perpetrating the wage gap on your own team?

Being a Jerk Isn't Sustainable Leadership

David Peck | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
David Peck

If you want to be a lasting leader, you need to get good at both the "what" and the "how." The "what" -- the results -- are the minimum stakes of le...

How to Be a Great Internship Boss When You Have No Time

Ashley Mosley | Posted 04.07.2014 | Small Business
Ashley Mosley

You can be a good internship boss, even if your 9-to-5 schedule is already packed. Here are a few ways to become the best internship boss possible, even if you have no time.

'No Problem, I Will Take Care of It' -- A Lost Art?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

As a corporate marketing and agency professional, I have experienced a lack of self-accountability in the younger generation. I do think it could be a lost art in today's younger professionals.

The Real Cure for Employee Engagement May Surprise You

Val Matta | Posted 03.28.2014 | Small Business
Val Matta

Employee engagement may seem like a huge mystery, but the cure actually lies in the little things you do that accumulate to larger results. There's a huge red flag employers are overlooking -- they simply don't understand what employee engagement is.

The One Crucial Conversation Every Manager Should Be Having (But Probably Isn't)

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Whether you have a manager, are a manager, or both, you know that on many days, you barely have time to eat lunch -- let alone set a course of organizational change.

It's Feedback Time

Tom Fox | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Sheila Heen, a leadership coach who focuses on negotiation and decision-making in the workplace, recently co-authored the book "Thanks for the Feedbac...

Lessons From 25 Tears at the Treasury Department

Tom Fox | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

David A. Lebryk has held numerous positions at the Department of the Treasury since 1989. In 2012, he was named the first commissioner of the Bureau o...

Spring Cleaning

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

The physical condition of the office is one thing, and someday soon I'll get to it. It's the stale, same and routine way of doing things that needs a good spring cleaning every so often. Now is a good time to open the windows of your mind, your company and your work life.

The Social Intrapreneur: Could They Be the X-Factor in Your Business?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Call me disruptive, call me innovative, call me creative; I am okay with all of those because they are skills today's companies need. Some might say these skills can be disruptive to business and others might say they should be rewarded -- hmm... which is true?

Making telework more widespread in government

Tom Fox | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Telework is slowly gaining a foothold in the federal government, but changing the attitudes of managers and supervisors who want to see their employee...

Why You Can Handle Anything. Seriously.

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

We think these people are so together when they're not; that they have no fear of looking stupid when they do; that they have confidence every minute of every day when they don't.

The Big Question That Changes Everything

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Then I asked the pivotal question, "How would you want this handled if you were one of the performers?" That changed everything. Instead of firing people, they decided to clarify expectations, to see if the people even knew what was expected of them.

Managing Superstars

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Bruce Tulgan

Even superstars need to be managed. Nobody can be as objective about himself and his own performance as his boss should be. Nobody can hold herself accountable -- accountability comes from knowing you have to answer to someone else.

Employee Engagement: The Key to Unlocking Your Team's Potential (Infographic)

David Hassell | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business
David Hassell

The stress and loss of productivity that comes with turnover can be detrimental to any business. Research shows that 30 percent of employees are likely searching for a new position online when they should be working, ultimately affecting your bottom line.

Management lessons from inside Treasury

Tom Fox | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Nani Coloretti is the Department of the Treasury's assistant secretary for management. She previously helped establish the new Consumer Financial Prot...

Manage by Wandering Around

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 03.06.2014 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

I enjoyed wandering around, and I learned from the wandering. Of course, you had better be prepared for the occasional comment -- always offered jokingly -- that you apparently have nothing better to do. In fact, you do not.

It's Time to Get Out of the Fishbowl

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

We often equate the role of a leader in an organization or business to that of a fish in a fishbowl. The true heart-centered leader doesn't stay in the bowl. He or she gets out often, mingles with employees, and studies the day-to-day operations.

We Are Using a Set of Beliefs and Assumptions That No Longer Serve Us

Peter Fuda | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

A leader's use of fear inducing strategies can be as much a sign of limited leadership capability as it is a sign of genuine and urgent crisis. After all, it's much easier to scare the life out of people, than it is to inspire them with a compelling vision of the future.