How to speak up and stop the toxic silence

How to speak up and stop the toxic silence

What’s the noise level in your workplace? Even if the decibel level is higher than you like, you and your co-workers could still be experiencing a deafening degree of silence in one aspect — the lack of employee voices speaking up. A significant number of people...
How to make learning a habit you enjoy

How to make learning a habit you enjoy

Are you too busy working to take time to learn? That common attitude will only hurt you. Instead, recognize that learning doesn’t have to be a discrete activity that begins when a bell rings or a deadline looms. You can learn in flexible ways that fit your...
How to use dissent to your advantage

How to use dissent to your advantage

Do you long for consensus over dissent on your teams? If so, you might be surprised to learn that dissent has a distinct upside. You and your team members can reap many benefits from dissent without actively searching for it. The secret is simply avoid the suppression...
Why and how humility makes you a better leader

Why and how humility makes you a better leader

In Good-bye Swaggering CEOS; Hello Mr. Rogers, a recent Wall Street Journal article, Sam Walker wrote about how companies are showing a preference for hiring “unassuming chiefs to tamp down scandals, toxic cultures, and drama.” Walker, a former reporter and editor at...