Managing & Communicating

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The sheet cake that shook a manager’s resolve

December 13, 2014
The birthday party that Arthur’s product team threw for him in the break room was going fine. Then Gary and Ellen strolled in with… The Cake.
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Why leaders fail

December 10, 2014
Everyone agrees that leadership is vital. But what is it, and why does it sometimes fail?
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No more dead-end meetings!

December 10, 2014

We’ve all been in meetings that wasted our time. And we’ve said so—after the meeting, when it was too late. Here’s how to get that feedback on your own meetings when you need it.

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Phrases you should be using

December 10, 2014
Make a huge difference in your employees’ work lives by regularly injecting these phrases into your conversations.
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4 tips from a Toastmasters champ

December 10, 2014
To get some tips on giving great presentations, Business Insider strategy reporter Richard Feloni turned to one of the world’s greatest public speakers, Sri Lankan human resources consultant Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, who was crowned the World Champion of Public Speaking by Toastmasters International last year.
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Hold that thought

December 10, 2014
When brainstorming with staff, train yourself to probe and listen to the group before you announce your thoughts, biases or concerns.
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The warning signs of poor teamwork

December 10, 2014
Most leaders and managers would say they have a team. But having a team and operating as a team are two different things. Some would say they have a team because they have multiple people on their staff.
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Strategies from your peers: What do you feel would be a worthwhile New Year’s resolution to improve the office?

November 12, 2014
Watch for a new feature coming next month: “From the Trenches.”
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Effectively enforce the rules: 5 tips

November 12, 2014
Managers who can put appropriate rules in place and see that they are followed create an important edge for themselves and their teams. Here are some ideas and techniques for providing firm, fair leadership.
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How to handle intimidating negotiations

November 12, 2014

If you’re about to go toe-to-toe with someone who has more status or power than you, quash your feelings of helplessness by preparing yourself mentally beforehand, suggests Brazen Careerist writer Savannah Marie. She offers these six tips.

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