Tag Archives: emotional intelligence

Four Ways Colleagues Drive Each Other Nuts

You see your colleagues every day, or at least several times a week. You all get along, appreciate each other’s good intentions, and care about the company. And yet, some of your colleagues’ behaviors drive you absolutely nuts. Here are some common types of challenging behaviors, and a few suggestions for thinking about these crazy-making […]

Giving Leaders and Followers Something to Call Home About

Last week, James Altucher posted a piece on LinkedIn about bad leaders that I loved. The part I loved the most was his sixth point, relayed here exactly as he put it: “BAD LEADERS DON’T WANT YOU TO CALL YOUR MOTHER “Every day, the people following a good leader should be able to call their […]

Don’t Let Urgent Employees Cut Corners

Although it’s aggravating and distracting to work with a passive-aggressive colleague (see Do You Work with Someone Who Rolls Over and Plays Dead?), it can be just as frustrating to work with someone who’s too active, too intense, and yet has too little to show for it. Some employees are so zealous that they just […]

Five Ingredients for a Successful Problem-Solving Recipe

Some business problems are so straightforward they can be solved by the right research; once the facts are available, they dictate the solution, so there’s almost no discussion necessary. When a business problem is complicated and thorny, though, the way you approach it can have even more relevance and impact than the “facts” themselves. Planning […]

Four Markers of the “Safe” Leader

When employees are not shut down or demotivated by fear, they’re able to absorb input and recommendations, learn and grow, share information and technique, and stretch to meet larger goals and aims. How can leaders create safety? Typically, safety starts when leaders demonstrate competence, openness, candor, and vision. Don’t for a minute think these are […]