Posted

Today’s companies, which focus on collaboration and cooperation among people working in teams, are considered marvels of organization. By working in teams, people are able to develop ideas and accomplish tasks that no one person could do alone. But what makes a great team? Research is showing that there are three factors that come together… Read more »

Posted

There are many different methods that have been developed for tackling problems people encounter in the workplace. Some procedures work better than others depending on the type of problem. But having the right problem-solving strategy is essential to finding a solution. It can mean the difference between overcoming the obstacle and moving ahead or getting… Read more »

Posted

When companies are looking to fill openings, they often begin by looking for job candidates outside the business. But, by doing this, they’re overlooking a great well of talent that is right under their nose, namely, their own employees. Employees are often overlooked because company leaders have a bias toward people outside the company. And… Read more »

Posted

During the pandemic, virtual meetings became the norm. Zoom became a household name. And now that things are improving, companies are looking at workplace arrangements in general and assessing how to bring people back to work and bring them together, what changes to make and how to do it safely. As part of this effort,… Read more »

Posted

Mistakes happen. At some time or other, being human, we may commit a blunder. The question is how to respond after it occurs. Here are some tips. 1. Determine the severity of the mistake Try to figure out what the impact of your mistake is going to be, the consequences, both direct and indirect. This… Read more »

Posted

It always seems as if we never have enough time to do the things we need to get done. But there is a way to get more out of our time. We can’t add more hours to the day, but we can make better use of the time that we do have. One way to… Read more »

Posted

Companies spend huge amounts of money each year to train their managers into becoming great leaders by essentially trying to mold their personality. This despite the fact that once a person reaches the age of 30, their personality and their values really change very little. But the fact is that some leaders do actually get… Read more »

Posted

Often hiring managers spend a scant amount of time preparing for a job interview. It’s understandable in light of the many responsibilities they have to handle in their job. But failing to prepare is preparing to fail, to use the words of the great UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. Without proper preparation, the hiring manager… Read more »

Posted

There has been much commentary about leadership published over the years and what makes a good leader. Now there is research, conducted over a number of years, that points to four qualities that enable someone to establish their credibility as a leader. They are honesty, respect, competence, and accountability. Building credibility as a leader does… Read more »

Posted

Time is at a premium, now more than ever. Companies are asking their workers to do more with less, and that includes time. We never seem to have enough time to do everything. Part of the problem is that we are falling victim to time sinks, where we are not using our time as efficiently… Read more »