How to Lead Difficult Employees

How to Lead Difficult Employees

Whether they cause you severe stress or mere frustration, difficult employees are certainly a challenge. As they resist every request, question your direction, bring down the morale of the team, and impose their toxic comments in every meeting, your role as a leader hasn’t changed. It is your responsibility to lead them and that may… read more

5 Foolproof Ways Smart Leaders Fail Faster

5 Foolproof Ways Smart Leaders Fail Faster

Dictionary.com shows the first definition of failure as 1) An act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful, lack of success. Yet, when asked how to face failure, Google provides more than 218 MILLION results, the first few pages focusing on a negative connotation of the concept. But, by definition, failure is merely a scenario… read more

Why a Manager Should Say My Circus My Monkeys

Why a Manager Should Say My Circus My Monkeys

The t-shirt image still makes me giggle. It simply said Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys. That image along with the one of my VP of HR friend’s office covered with stuffed long armed monkeys intended to appear to be flying. When you’re in management, you don’t have the privilege of abandoning the circus you’ve… read more

7 Lies You Believe About What Your Boss is Thinking

7 Lies You Believe About What Your Boss is Thinking

There is a difference between outright lying and a lie by omission and when it comes to your boss and what he or she might be thinking, the latter is likely present. These 7 thoughts rarely even cross their radar and emphasize the need for you, as a future leader, to be managing up effectively.… read more

5 Facts About Leadership Opportunities

5 Facts About Leadership Opportunities

In the topic of leadership development, how to get promoted is one of the hottest questions, with one of the widest variations in answers. Not only does it depend on the person, the boss of that person, the company, the culture of said organization, but it also depends on the position sought by those with… read more

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