04 Feb

Leadership in 2019: Is Equality Still an Issue?


The last three or four decades have seen considerable progress in terms of women in leadership roles, at least in the US. Today’s women are dealing with a narrower wage gap, seeing less overall gender discrimination, and dragging issues like sexual harassment out of the shadows. The percentage of females in leadership/management roles has much […]

14 Jan

Stop Managing, Start Leading

The best leaders are a little bit superhero.

When it comes to your team, your department, or your company, are you a manager or a leader. We’re not talking about what it says on your business card of email signature; how do people actually see you? Your peers, people you report to, and people who report to you? What is there impression? Do […]

17 Dec

The Myth of Multitasking


As someone who spent a many years as a freelancer, I can ascertain that we lived and breathed by multitasking–for better or worse. I have no doubt I drove clients crazy with attempts to juggle projects, sales, teaching, bookkeeping, and the bare bones of a personal life. To be honest, I wasn’t very good at […]

29 Nov

The Leadership of Saying Yes


Are you a “Yes” Leader? Odd as it seems, there are some very bright people–leaders, even–who insist that it’s impossible to become a good leader without becoming a master at saying “no.” But if you stop and think about it, doesn’t that seem a little backwards? When we talk about being a Yes Leader, we’re […]

24 Oct

Does Company Culture Attract Employees? Maybe.


Ever since the internet explosion that happened in the ’90s, the term “company culture” has been thrown around as key to attracting and keeping the best employees. Thing is, while every company has a culture (intentionally or otherwise), not every culture is as appealing to workers as HR would have you believe. There’s some evidence, […]

20 Sep

Why Your Most Talented Employees Keep Leaving


Are you a great boss? Most managers and COOs would probably answer in the affirmative, at least to some degree. If you don’t know–or even if you think you DO know–here’s a suggestion: Ask your employees. Much has been written over the last few years about the “employee experience,” but relatively few of those on […]

14 Sep

4 Questions to Ask When Determining Goals


Most of us have heard–from childhood on–how important it is to set goals in our lives. What seems to be talked about less is setting the right goals for whatever it is you want to accomplish. Setting goals that are worth achieving is one of the hallmarks of a true leader. True leadership understands that […]

14 Aug

Financial Manager or Financial Leader?


Too many executives and government officials confuse financial management with financial leadership, but the two are not the same thing. Financial management is almost exclusively based in collecting data, producing reports, analyzing trends, and resolving more immediate financial issues. Financial leadership, on the other hand, is more about guiding your organization to long-term profitability and […]

22 Jun

How Retail Leaders Handle Customer Returns


Most any merchant would rather think about sales than a returns policy. True leaders, however, recognize that a well-designed, clearly stated ecommerce return policy can turn a random shopper into a lifelong customer. In a survey by comScore and UPS, 63% of American consumers scrutinize an online merchant’s return policy before Purchase. Nearly 50% claimed […]