May 17, 2016

How we helped lead our company back from devastation

Our English word crisis comes from the Latinized form of the Greek word krisis, meaning “turning point” or critical moment in a given situation, especially when […]
May 11, 2016

7 tips for making the most of a one-on-one meeting

Question: I meet one-on-one with my subordinates monthly, but the meetings aren’t as productive as they could be. On top of that, my boss is supposed […]
May 3, 2016

How to deal with hypocrisy (in yourself and others)

Question: One of my employees implies that I am being hypocritical any time I fail to do what I said I was going to do. The […]
April 26, 2016

4 steps for organizing your day to get more done

Question: Each day I am overwhelmed by all that I have to do. Do you have any advice for busy leaders trying to organize themselves to […]
April 20, 2016

7 ways to think more effectively INSIDE the box

Question: Pete, my boss is constantly telling us to “think outside the box.” He preaches about how we need to think differently, but he isn’t willing […]
April 12, 2016

6 tips for female leaders from a Coast Guard lieutenant

Question: I am a woman in my late 20s, working in a male-dominated profession. I aspire to be a leader in my field, but I’d also […]
April 5, 2016

Does Donald Trump understand leadership?

Photograph by Gage Skidmore. Question: I know this is an advice column for business leaders, but given that Donald Trump is a businessman running for president, […]
March 29, 2016

How to be a more authentic leader

Question: I am trying to be a better leader, and my boss says that one area for improvement is to be “more authentic.” I am open […]
March 22, 2016

Three Strikes and…: When to give an underperforming employee one more chance

Question: Pete, one of my employees is struggling to perform. He tries hard but fails. I want to be fair but how many chances should I […]
March 15, 2016

5 questions to ask when dealing with an angry employee

Question: What should I do with an employee of mine who keeps getting angry over what seems to be pretty small problems or matters? Answer: (continue […]