Defusing the debater and promoting dialogue

  • August 06, 2018

Within every organization, there are those individuals, for whom “being positional” is a chronic pattern. Simply put, these are people who tend to argue for their...

Rock the boat in job interviews

  • August 01, 2018

It was my first day on the job as the director of publishing for a small family-run business. I was greeted enthusiastically by the team, except for one curious member....

Public speaking … just for laughs

  • July 03, 2018

Q. People can give me all the tips in the world about how to control my nerves before a speech, but they never seem to take. Want to take a crack at one?

10 seeds of hardy engagement

  • June 30, 2018

Whether you’re blogging to support a cause, share a hobby, market a business, or other reasons, reader engagement is an important part of that landscape. To grow a...

Steve Jobs v. George Lucas: The standoff

  • June 28, 2018

In late 1985, Steve Jobs had launched NeXT and wanted to buy a unit of Lucasfilm that made special-effects software for the movies. But finalizing a deal meant haggling...

Most incredible turnaround moment ever?

  • June 14, 2018

Music producer Quincy Jones started life as a hustler on the South Side of Chicago, but found his path after his family moved to a town near Seattle.

Feedback doesn’t have to fall on deaf ears

  • June 07, 2018

Ever feel like the feedback you give to your employees falls on deaf ears? Do you find that despite giving feedback often, the same frustrating patterns are consistently...

So you think you can dance?

  • June 06, 2018

To the tune of Pitbull’s “Fireball” or whatever gets you grooving, consider a time you stepped away from a negative and freestyled into problem-solving.

An ethical culture needs demonstration

  • June 05, 2018

Q. Now that I’m in a position of influence, I’m really trying to promote a more ethical workplace. What are the best ways to make my point about the way we intend to...