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What Level Are You On?

Most of my friends and colleagues know that I am a fan of the human motivation work done by Abraham Maslow and what he proposed were the key drivers for human behavior. His work is considered to be the seminal research on this topic. Simply stated, he created what has …

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Master the One-on-One Meeting

Great leaders obligate themselves to watch out for their subordinates and to help them achieve mutual goals. One of the most direct methods for keeping employees on track is to hold periodic one-on-one meetings with them. In an article for Harvard Business School, Julia B. Austin describes a process for …

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine Management: 5 Tips

Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming—not in the self-aware, Terminator fashion, but rather in the fashion that allows managers to accomplish administrative tasks much faster. This is a good thing, if used correctly. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Vegard Kolbjørnsrud, Richard Amico, and Robert J. Thomas use survey data …

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9 Things Managers Do That Make Good Employees Quit

Most people in a position of authority probably do not realize the full scope of the effect that they have on the people under them. Actions big and small can affect how employees see their manager—and the results can be positive or negative. If good people are regularly leaving your …

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Why Your Boss Lacks Emotional Intelligence

In an article for Forbes, Travis Bradberry shares the insights he discovered in surveying the “emotional intelligence” of organizations. It is more prevalent in some roles than one might expect. But it is also seriously lacking in places that really need it. Feast or Famine As it turns out, supervisors …

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