Monthly Archives: August 2012

Workplace Resilience After a Tragedy – What to do

by Karlin Sloan Right out of college I had a job at a small telecommunications company. One of the employees just didn’t seem right. He was quick to anger, slammed his fists against his desk, pushed his co-workers when he … Continue reading

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Leadership Video Shows Good Decision-Making Skills

There was a recent discussion among HR folks on LinkedIn about how much we should rely on data in making a hiring decision. One side believes in human interaction and a gut feeling as the best determinant for good talent decisions. … Continue reading

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Dishonorable Leadership Behavior – Are You Beyond It?

by Lee Ellis The new revelation by leaders at Emory University that a former Dean of Admissions had been supplying false data (lying) when reporting the SAT scores and Class Ranking of  incoming students has been a great disappointment to … Continue reading

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Self Management Skills for Frustrated Bosses

Have you ever worked for a screamer? The kind of boss that makes you cringe and want to hide. The sheer velocity freezes you, making you immobile to accomplish what he is so frustrated that you haven’t accomplished?  Recently, the WSJ … Continue reading

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Leadership Innovation —What’s the Newest Crank?

“The man with a new idea is a Crank until the idea succeeds.” Mark Twain by Lee Ellis Mr. Twain never had a problem being blunt, did he?  In my years as a POW in Vietnam, the same was true. … Continue reading

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Communication Skills Build Trust in Change

Communicate. Communicate. Communicate!  You’ve heard this but do your leaders do it? Do you know which way your company is headed? If leaders don’t constantly communicate or are not clear about the direction of their company, there’s a void. That … Continue reading

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The Perils of Being the Shell Answer Man

Bill Garcia* is a manager at a manufacturing company who reveled in the fact that employees came to him for the answers. In fact, this made him feel really smart and helpful.  Problem was, when his company grew and his role as a manager grew, … Continue reading

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