The next time you need a creative approach or solution, nix the disciplined mental focus and instead let your mind wander. In his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer says that laser-like focus actually inhibits creative thinking.
At school, they call it bullying. In corporate America, you might recognize it as executive hubris. The effect is the same: The person in charge shuts others down, leaving behind a demoralized culture. What makes some leaders do it?
As mobile technology advances, so does the art of networking. New mobile apps allow business professionals the opportunity to obtain and organize their business contacts like never before. Here are some good apps to try.
If the number of goal-tracking tools online is any indication, the Internet wants you to stick to your goals. Here are five of the best free goal-setting tools available today. Use them yourself, point employees to them or encourage managers to use them for their teams:
Well-written job descriptions supply the practical information on positions such as responsibilities, requirements and special attributes. But job descriptions also provide the language necessary to defend hiring, promotion and transfer decisions from discrimination claims.
Ever notice how you can say the same exact thing to two different people, and they each take the comment completely differently? The best managers know how to give feedback to different employees. Here are nine personality types and how to handle them:
We all can’t be the perfect project manager, but we can evaluate our own strengths and weaknesses against many of the qualities of great project managers. Use the following summary of those best-practices traits and qualities to rank your skills as a project manager.