To thrive, “return to work” can’t be a return to strategic status quo
Returning to offices isn't about one way or the other but about accepting uncertainty and learning to be dynamic. It requires strategic thinking instead of tactical thinking.
Organize for understanding: How to fight information overload
Good presentations need to be organized or else you risk confusing or overwhelming your audience.
Manager, want a high-performance group? Focus on the working environment
The day-to-day working environment affects everything about work, but it's often an area managers overlook or aren't equipped to develop. Read on for advice on how to change that.
Trends to expect when transitioning back to the in-person workforce
What are companies doing to return to pre-pandemic normalcy? And what operational items have changed for good?
What’s the difference between validated and unvalidated employee surveys?
Employee surveys can be valided or not validated, and both have their purpose when assessing organizational culture.
How comfortable are you with initiating “uncomfortable conversations”?
The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: How comfortable are you with initiating "uncomfortable conversations?"
Just because you’re stuck doesn’t mean you’re staying
Feeling stuck in your career? Here are some practical ways to start moving forward in your leadership journey.
3 career development questions to stop asking employees
We need better questions about employees' career development if we want to help them grow in this modern work environment. Here are 3 questions for leaders to change.
How to start the “back to workplaces” conversation
Employers and employees are at odds about how post-pandemic work should function, and maybe they both need a different perspective.
Preparing for re-entry into the physical workplace: Lessons from NASA
Astronauts experience the loneliness and isolation of space, and they might be a great example for how to reorient employees to workplaces.
Clarify your core message: Up the value of your presentation
Great work deserves a great presentation. Here's advice on discovering your core message so senior leadership knows what you've accomplished.
The “brilliant jerk” dilemma and why so many managers get it wrong
"Brilliant jerks" don't necessarily need to be fired. But leaders can't let them run amok just because they get results.
Is motivation science the answer to leading a hybrid workforce?
Motivation science can help leaders make smart, empathetic decisions about restructuing work and schedules after the pandemic.
How well does your organization stay on top of infrastructure upgrades?
The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: How well does your organization stay on top of infrastructure upgrades?
Initiate difficult conversations with these 4 steps
Difficult conversations take work, and starting them is often the hardest part.
Are there really cost savings to the remote workforce?
Companies also need to examine the hidden costs of remote work and the impact on their bottom-line, starting with these considerations.
The most common well-being advice that doesn’t work
So much self-help advice is not what it seems. Learn why.
Joann Lublin: How executive mothers navigate work and life
WSJ veteran and author Joann Lublin writes about 5 decades in the workforce, what's changed for women and what challenges remain, especially for mothers.