In an era of Casual Fridays and work-from-home colleagues, how can you maintain effective office communication in a changing business climate?
We’ll steer you through changes in business etiquette, and help you successfully navigate through the new realities of workplace conflict and office politics.
Janice Bryant Howroyd was the first to integrate her North Carolina high school, where her teacher explained “why Africans were so well-suited to slavery and how we’d be much poorer as a society if we went any further with this affirmative action.”
You give an especially challenging assignment to someone on your staff. Then, everyone else grows envious and angry.
Until Ben Hogan began his rise to prominence in the 1930s, no professional golfer had ever improved his game so much by watching better players, then adopting their techniques and refining them.
To bring a company legend to life, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina created a list of principles invoking the story of how two buddies in a garage started the company.
William Paley virtually invented mass entertainment after founding CBS, the dominant network through much of television’s history. A few of his approaches:
Anybody ever called you a control freak? If so, you’ll recognize some of this behavior:
Marcus Tullius Cicero, the famous Roman orator born in 3106 B.C., survived decades of political turmoil and lived a long and productive life as one of Rome’s most illustrious citizens. One reason: He cultivated close friends whom he could rely upon for support.
Don’t take all the heat when delivering bad news.
Biographies show that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was much better at envisioning goals than making detailed plans for how to reach them.
Develop the habit of saying “Please explain that to me” in meetings; then, ask it again until you learn all you need to know.