The building blocks of a great network aren’t purpose-driven meetings — they’re casual encounters and agenda-less coffee catch-ups. As often as possible, say yes to invitations, even if it’s not clear what you’ll get out of them.
Do you have a manager who won’t advocate for you or your team? Is she afraid to say no to requests from above? Here are three ways to get what you need from even the most conflict-avoidant boss.
When you’re about to become a mother or father, it’s critical to know how much time you can take off and with what pay. Here are three tips for getting the leave you want.
Equipment tends to malfunction during speaking events— for example, your microphone could stop working or your slides might not come up on the screen. These glitches even happen to tech-savvy people. Next time you’re getting ready for a big presentation, do these three things to help it go smoothly
You might not think of customers as a threat to your business. But thanks to social media, consumers can now incite insurgencies that overturn even the most strategic initiatives (see the Gap logo and Netflix debacles). Here are three steps for reacting to a customer rebellion
When you start a company, launch a new product, or take on a new job, you, of course, hope to succeed. But that’s not always the case. Next time you face failure, here’s how to make the most of it
Sometimes the worst part of writing an email, proposal, or pitch is getting started. Get over the hurdle by approaching the project as a series of manageable tasks.
Compromise gets a bad rap, but it’s an essential leadership skill. And you can’t do it effectively without understanding the other side’s point of view.
Instilling team self-confidence in the traditional workplace is difficult enough, but the process is even tougher in a virtual environment. But even if your group is scattered across the globe, you can ensure they trust each other by doing the following:
Communication is a two-way exercise. Without knowing something about your readers, you’ll rarely get your ideas across. Consider their goals and priorities and what motivates them.
No one likes a difficult conversation with the boss, but it can be a valuable tool for building a trusting relationship. Try these four steps the next time you need to share upsetting news:
How much time do you spend checking Facebook, sending and reading Tweets, and buying things you don’t need online? If the answer is “too much,” try these two ways to battle your internet addiction