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.
Negative team members are like poison. Left unchecked, they corrode morale through the ranks. They can take many forms, including:
Do people pitch ideas to you that they think they want you to hear? Or do they present ideas they really want to put into practice?
Alexander the Great became one of the most accomplished generals in history, creating a huge empire through a mix of intelligence, humanity and courage.
The notion that people could fly remained the gold standard of impossibility right up until the Wright brothers actually did it.
Issue: The wording you use to explain your decisions, and the organization's decisions, affect your credibility.
Risk: Vague or nonexistent explanations ...
Problem: Therese Sliwa, Waltham, Mass., wrote about our response in the July "Our Readers Write" column to someone who complained about people writing "could of" for "could've" and "should of" for "should've."
In fighting a war, U.S. generals apply the following strategies, which will serve you well, too, when things simply must not go wrong:
Oracle founder and chief executive Larry Ellison is a classic narcissistic leader, reminiscent of both the robber barons of the 19th century, who created industries in their own image, and Genghis Khan, who said: “It is not sufficient that I succeed. Everyone else must fail.”
If you think leaders never make mistakes, consider these stories:
No matter how talented a manager you are, you'll find yourself in tense situations with employees. Here are some tried-and-true tips for reducing tension and conflict.