August 11, 2016

How to make the most of your summer reading

Dear reader, the dog days of August are upon us. It’s as good a time as any to get out of the heat and enjoy some […]
August 5, 2016

Lessons from Clinton’s email fiasco: Leadership Negligence

As I watched and listened to FBI Director James Comey’s recent statements and congressional testimony regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email system to discuss […]
July 6, 2016

How to work with a boss who ignores the chain of command

Question: My boss is constantly going directly to my subordinates to get the answers to his questions. It aggravates the heck out of me. I tell […]
June 29, 2016

8 areas to assess if you’re considering pay transparency

Question: Should salaries be transparent to all employees? I watched an episode of Point Taken on PBS in which the audience answered “yes” at a more […]
June 22, 2016

How to overcome your passive-aggressive tendencies

Question: I am the vice president of sales for a manufacturing company. I worked hard for a year to convince one of our partners to put […]
June 15, 2016

How to make real contributions to the discussion with your boss

Question: My boss gets easily annoyed with me.I try to explain things I think he ought to know but he often interrupts and tells me with, […]
June 8, 2016

5 steps for cleaning a cluttered workspace

With rare exception, even the most well-ordered minds could use a workspace cleaning. One such exception was, Morley Safer, who died recently of pneumonia. In a […]
June 1, 2016

The Sword of Damocles: The value of philosophy to a business leader

Question: Our family business is in its third generation. My wife and I hope that our son will want to take over the business someday. He is […]
May 24, 2016

9 ways business leaders can make Memorial Day more meaningful

Given that Memorial Day is often a time of retail sales and family picnics, leaders can help others remember the importance of this day of dedication, […]
May 17, 2016

How we helped lead our company back from devastation

Our English word crisis comes from the Latinized form of the Greek word krisis, meaning “turning point” or critical moment in a given situation, especially when […]