How to Deal with a Boss Who Stresses You Out
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How to Deal with a Boss Who Stresses You Out

How to Deal with a Boss Who Stresses You Out

by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Discussions of leadership tend to focus on its positive outcomes, such as innovation, employee engagement or organizational performance. However, for the majority of employees, the leaders in their organizations are a source of stress rather than inspiration. Indeed, for every transformational leader and emotionally intelligent manager out there, there are dozens of toxic … Read More

I’ve Spent 30 Years Studying Top Companies. The Best Workplaces Share These 7 Traits
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I’ve Spent 30 Years Studying Top Companies. The Best Workplaces Share These 7 Traits

I’ve Spent 30 Years Studying Top Companies. The Best Workplaces Share These 7 Traits

by Chris McGoff A peak performance culture happens when people choose to adopt three specific ways of being and practice seven disciplines. Ways of being are choices you and your peers make about how you live, behave, and how you show up to others. In a peak performance culture, everybody advocates for the following behaviors … Read More

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings
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Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings

by Dr. Travis Bradberry You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says new research from USC’s Marshall School of Business, and if you work with women and people over forty they’re even more perturbed by it than everyone else. The researchers conducted a nationwide survey of … Read More

7 Ways to Sincerely Encourage Your Employees
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7 Ways to Sincerely Encourage Your Employees

7 Ways to Sincerely Encourage Your Employees

by Beth Miller Encouragement is not praise. Done well, encouragement can lead to success for an employee — at which time praise is appropriate. You see, encouragement is the act of providing positive feedback that focuses specifically on effort and/or improvement, rather than specific outcomes. Praise is given when success has been achieved. The ability … Read More

How to Make Sure Your Emails Give the Right Impression
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How to Make Sure Your Emails Give the Right Impression

How to Make Sure Your Emails Give the Right Impression

by Shani Harmon Given the avalanche of email we receive each year — 121 messages per day, on average — it’s no wonder that we have become somewhat desensitized to its impact on our professional brand. We’ll spend hours polishing our LinkedIn profiles and revising our résumés, but hastily hit send on an unintelligible missive … Read More

Yes, Smart Bosses Frequently Give Negative Feedback
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Yes, Smart Bosses Frequently Give Negative Feedback

Yes, Smart Bosses Frequently Give Negative Feedback

by Geoffrey James Telling people what they’re doing wrong is an excellent way to get them to do things right. No one loves being the bad guy or gal.  Luckily, there are easy guidelines that can make giving negative feedback much less stressful. There are many common misconceptions about giving negative feedback. Belief #1 Negative … Read More