No is a tricky word, because you always want to be perceived as a can-do individual. In general, you should try to preempt situations in which you will have to decline an assignment.
If you’d like to take on more responsibility – a new project, more senior-level work, or perhaps a leadership role – how can you convince your boss to give you a shot?
Social media, cloud computing, big data and analytics are changing the way companies function, and digital innovations are only expected to grow.
We recently talked about mistakes to avoid in your one-on-one’s with your manager.
I’ve heard people say that they want to quit their jobs and start a business so often it has almost become a cliché. The truth, though, is that the process of becoming an entrepreneur is not one that happens overnight.
We received some positive feedback about the recent post, How to Lead Without Authority, and in response I decided to do a little more research on the topic.
This is the second installment of a two part series on presenting for leaders. Over the last several years, I’ve given a few hundred presentations. I like to think I get better each year, but that doesn’t happen automatically. As …
Most people think they learned how to listen in kindergarten, but this isn’t exactly the case. You may have learned to hear people when they talk, but you didn’t necessarily get into the habit of actively listening to them. In …
This year, I’ve had the terrific experience of working with Stephen Covey, the author of the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey outlines a number of approaches that individuals use when trying to get something from another …
In a business world of shrinking hierarchies and individual contributors, one of the toughest challenges for the high-achiever is learning to lead without authority. In my years in the workforce, I’ve been responsible for several large, multi-departmental initiatives with only a few direct reports to engage.