3 techniques to exert more influence

  • April 18, 2013

When you’re trying to persuade em­­ployees, you may figure if you cite enough evidence, you’ll break down others’ resistance and they’ll...

Set ground rules

  • April 12, 2013

High-functioning boards and executive teams don’t miraculously work just by focusing on common challenges. They spend a few hours once a year setting ground rules....

Does a corporate alumni club add value?

  • April 10, 2013

Some companies are taking a new approach toward employees who retire or leave to pursue new challenges. They are establishing groups to help everyone stay in touch and...

Step up your speaking game in 6 steps

  • April 10, 2013

If you sense your presentations are failing to rouse others to action, it’s probably time for a tuneup, says career and business advisor Beverly Flaxington. Here...

Rumors and gossip rampant? What to do

  • April 09, 2013

Just because there's nothing you can do to completely eliminate gossip from your workplace doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do a thing about it. On the contrary,...

What do you want? Just ask

  • March 26, 2013

Too often women hesitate to ask for what they want, need and deserve until given permission. Women are just as effective at negotiating—it’s simply a matter...

5 techniques to cure your team’s negativity

  • March 22, 2013

When teams sputter, conflicts can erupt. As the leader, you can insist that difficult personalities find a way to get along. Encourage diverse teams to look past their...

8 phrases to smooth conflict resolution

  • March 20, 2013

Few people enjoy conflict, but it’s an inevitable part of life and ­business. So if you want to succeed, you need to become skilled in managing it. A few key...

5 ways to improve your writing skills

  • March 14, 2013

Like it or not, people judge you by how you write. Strong writing skills will help you get noticed, earn your colleagues’ trust and move you up in your career,...

Lessons from the office brown-noser

  • March 05, 2013

That person who’s always cozying up to the boss may drive you nuts, but you should consider that she may also be doing some things better, says life and career...