August 18, 2016

6 ways to avoid trash talking and tell the truth

Question: Pete, I’m a branch manager at a local bank, and one of my peers from another location is being considered for the soon-to-be vacant regional […]
August 11, 2016

How to make the most of your summer reading

Dear reader, the dog days of August are upon us. It’s as good a time as any to get out of the heat and enjoy some […]
August 5, 2016

Lessons from Clinton’s email fiasco: Leadership Negligence

As I watched and listened to FBI Director James Comey’s recent statements and congressional testimony regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email system to discuss […]
July 6, 2016

How to work with a boss who ignores the chain of command

Question: My boss is constantly going directly to my subordinates to get the answers to his questions. It aggravates the heck out of me. I tell […]
June 29, 2016

8 areas to assess if you’re considering pay transparency

Question: Should salaries be transparent to all employees? I watched an episode of Point Taken on PBS in which the audience answered “yes” at a more […]
June 22, 2016

How to overcome your passive-aggressive tendencies

Question: I am the vice president of sales for a manufacturing company. I worked hard for a year to convince one of our partners to put […]
June 15, 2016

How to make real contributions to the discussion with your boss

Question: My boss gets easily annoyed with me.I try to explain things I think he ought to know but he often interrupts and tells me with, […]
June 8, 2016

5 steps for cleaning a cluttered workspace

With rare exception, even the most well-ordered minds could use a workspace cleaning. One such exception was, Morley Safer, who died recently of pneumonia. In a […]
June 1, 2016

The Sword of Damocles: The value of philosophy to a business leader

Question: Our family business is in its third generation. My wife and I hope that our son will want to take over the business someday. He is […]
May 24, 2016

9 ways business leaders can make Memorial Day more meaningful

Given that Memorial Day is often a time of retail sales and family picnics, leaders can help others remember the importance of this day of dedication, […]