Management

Read advice on how to become a better manager, an exceptional leader, a successful negotiator, and more.

Top 5 leadership traits CEOs seek

Top 5 Leadership Traits CEOs Seek

Management

Effective leadership is one of the single most important drivers behind performance. Successful companies employ skilled leaders in every key position. CEOs know this and are in constant search of people who embody great leadership qualities and character. But just what are the qualities of a good leader? Read More

5 Cs of a trusted leader

The Five "Cs" of a Trusted Leader

Management

Building trust is something anyone wanting to be a successful leader must do. Trust underpins every relationship in the workplace between boss and employee, between colleagues, and between businesses. Trust isn't something that is inherent; it must be forged through consistent action. While there are many ways to become a trusted leader, they typically have some common traits. Read More

Steve Jobs' lesson

Steve Jobs' Simple, Yet Powerful Lesson

Management

Something both powerful and yet incredibly simple—the very epitome of Jobs' genius. Jobs set forth Apple's revamped strategy in one diagram. Four markets, four products, one crystal-clear vision: Apple has a computing device for anyone, anywhere. Read More

5 secrets for successful negotiation

Five Secrets for Successful Negotiation

Management

The word "negotiation" can conjure up negative images of conflict and struggle. But successful negotiation is about discussion aimed at reaching an agreement. Read More

Visual thinker

Are You a Visual Thinker?

Management

Whether or not you know it, you're probably a visual thinker. Most of us are. More importantly, most people with whom we interact on a daily basis are also visual thinkers. So communicating visually offers a significant advantage for those who do so. Read More

5 tips for any career

5 Tips from the Pros to Help Any Career

Management

In today's world we're all in sales, although most of us are oblivious to this fact. See what you could learn from sales professionals that could help you succeed in your own career. Read More

Effective teams

The Seven Traits of Effective Teams

Management

How many teams have you worked with over the course of your life thus far? You've probably worked with dozens, beginning with the sports teams from your youth leading all the way up to your current occupation. Read More

Effective teams

Strategic Planning for Bottom Line Results

Management

Can a strategic plan truly yield bottom-line results? Or is it just a waste of time? The answer to both questions can be yes. It's critical to plan for success. More importantly, there are steps to follow to make it happen. Read More

Corporate culture

Corporate Culture: A Case of Monkey See, Monkey Do?

Management

Nowadays there is a great deal of talk about "sustainability" as it relates to organizations. Yet, for all the talk, it sometimes seems like wishful (or wistful) thinking. Read More

Lessons in bad management with Felix the flying frog

Lessons in Bad Management: Felix the Flying Frog

Management

Once upon a time, there was a man named Clarence who had a pet frog named Felix. Clarence lived a very modest life based on what he earned working at Wal-Mart but he never gave up his dream of being rich. One day, hit by sudden inspiration, he exclaimed, "Felix, we're going to be rich! You will learn to fly!" Read More

Acceptance cycle

Getting from Losses to Commitments: The Change Acceptance Cycle

Management

The purpose of this article is to review The Change Acceptance Cycle and to extract from it some pointers for managers caught up in organizational change. Read More

Organizational sustainability

Fit & Fitness: The Yin & Yang of Organizational Sustainability

Management

In today's world we're all in sales, although most of us are oblivious to this fact. See what you could learn from sales professionals that could help you succeed in your own career. Read More