Friday, December 14, 2018

Supervisors: How to Handle Confidential Leaks

Have you ever had confidential information leak that reflected on you or your department? One of the worst surprises for a supervisor is having confidential...

The Power of Presence

Deadlines, conference calls, last minute items that pop up, personal commitments—there is a multitude of things that we have to accomplish each day.  It...

Transform Relationships by Instantly Improving Manners

Where are Your Manners!!? "The way you see people is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is what they become"...

Onboarding: Make sure your new hires are ‘all aboard’

Remember those first-day of school jitters? You were nervous with anticipation and, as a result, probably slept very little wondering where your classes were...

Funny Office Stories: Embarrassing Email Moments

We have all been there – sent an email you regret. How do you handle the aftermath? This happened about a year ago….. I call...

Change Management Insights from a Fortune 500 Apparel Company’s Restructuring

Recently, consulting firm Emergent partnered with a Fortune 500 apparel company to undertake the biggest business transformation in the company’s history. Below is a mini case...

3 Options for Handling Difficult Situations

We have the power to choose what we do when situations are difficult and connections fray. Knowing that we always have choices gives us...

Build a Culture of Trust

By Derek Murphy If there is one thing movies about the workplace tells us is that Hollywood believes bosses come in all shapes and sizes,...

What's your Achilles' heel when it comes to leadership?

At one time, Achilles was considered the strongest of all Greek warriors, except for his pesky heel problem. To give you a Greek mythology refresher,...

Grow Your Own Talent Pool

So let’s say there is a skills gap in your company. If budgets allow, your first inclination might be to hire someone from outside...

Does Change Have to be Painful?

A corporate leader's job is hardly easy.  He or she must efficiently manage employees, account for outside competition, note any changes in the industry...

An Unshared Vision is Blindness

The business world is a different animal than it was 20 or 30 years ago, and for the most part that’s a very good...

Entrepreneurs, turn on your leadership signal

The 2008 economic crisis was terrifying times, to say the least. Millions of jobs were lost and many people faced difficulty trying to obtain...

When You Should Say I'm Sorry Instead of Thanks

When you hurt someone's feelings at work, it's too easy to try and smooth it over with an attoboy or platitude.  But is that...

Criticism: Behind Closed Doors or in Plain Sight?

Nearly every company revolves around the central idea of team performance.  The synergy created by having multiple personalities and motivations can help any project...

Poor listener? Listen up

As you might imagine, as a paid expert on communication and leadership, I get some well earned ribbing at home from my wife Robin...