Enforce ‘truth statement’ on applications

  • November 01, 2004

If your organization's job application doesn't include a "statement of accuracy," add one fast. In signing, applicants promise they've given complete and accurate...

John McCain and the elements of courage

  • October 01, 2004

You’ll probably never need courage to do your work, at least the kind of courage required against physical threats like torture or gunfire. Still, understanding...

A 5-step cure for worrywarts

  • October 01, 2004

Gee, my team might lose this sale. If that happens, we could miss our quota. If we keep losing sales, I could lose my job. These days, out-of-work managers need months...

Helping your boss do a better job

  • October 01, 2004

You probably won't find it in your job description, but one good way to do your own job better is to help your boss do hers better, too.

When a worker passes the buck

  • October 01, 2004

Managers are often maddened when employees blame co-workers when things go awry. Here's the strategy one manager used to deal with an employee's buck-passing:

Ruthless power tips from Monty Burns

  • September 01, 2004

Think you’re a pretty big wheel, eh? Forget it, you piker! You’ll never be a leader on the order of that liver-spotted captain of industry, Mr. Burns.

Remind yourself of important lessons

  • September 01, 2004

The U.S. president known as a fierce fighter, Indian hater and hothead—Andrew Jackson—actually used wallpaper to help him lead the country. Wallpaper?