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Be helpful, not condescending

01/23/2019
A thin line exists between offering advice and being condescending. Follow this advice to make sure you aren’t the latter.

4 better queries than ‘How are you?’

01/10/2019
Writing for Forbes, Jim Ludema and Amber Johnson point out that the only reason most of us ask this question is because it would appear impolite not to ask. They offer a list of alternative questions.

Create your goals for 2019: Look to leadership past, present and future

01/02/2019
The start of each new year is an opportunity to set goals and a timeline in which to accomplish them. It’s a time when your employees are more receptive to change and the start of new initiatives, which presents a unique and timely opportunity for leaders to create change and move the organization forward.

The HR I.Q. Test: January ’19

12/31/2018
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

Managing to stay out of court: 2019 employment-law quiz

12/18/2018
The number of lawsuits filed by employees has spiked in recent years, and often those lawsuits are caused by one simple supervisor mistake or misunderstanding of employment law. How well do you know your legal duties as a manager?

The HR I.Q. Test: December ’18

12/01/2018
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

React to a co-worker’s demands

11/29/2018
You want to be a team player, but what if your co-worker walks into your workstation or shoots you an email demanding that you do something? If the person doesn’t have the authority to tell you what to do, take this advice.

Beware the 6 deadly sins of bad management

11/26/2018
According to an Inc. report, here are the six most common management mistakes that lead to turnover—all avoidable if the right actions are taken.

What should the day after a layoff look like?

11/25/2018
After a layoff, most organizations try to get back to business as usual.

Why you need to stop talking to start leading

11/08/2018
By giving my clients that airtime, I’m able to understand their challenges, relate to their needs and extend the empathy they badly want and need. For me, listening is how l learn. For my clients, it’s a way to show I value them.