• Oct 30
    2017
    The prospect of advancing and becoming a leader in one’s field is what motivates many to continue honing their skills and taking on new projects. However, some people are simply born natural leaders, while others will need a bit of practice to develop their skillset. If you are willing to put in the work, there are ways that you can continue to develop your leadership skills and advance further in ...
  • Sep 18
    2017
    Communication is not only an essential life skill, but is also one of the earliest survival skills that humans learn. As we grow up and learn how to be a functioning member of society, the need for effective communication skills grows in importance and increases in complexity. This is especially true for those in leadership roles. No matter the company or team you lead, you are going to be working ...
  • Aug 21
    2017
    In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day” to commemorate the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. In the 97 years since that amendment was ratified, progress toward full equality has been sluggish. In 2017, there are 105 women in the U.S. Congress, 21 in the Senate and 84 in the House, or 21% and 19.3% respectively. Those proportions ...
  • Jul 19
    2017
    Does this sound familiar? “When I become a manager, I’m never going to be like __________.” Most of us, before we become managers, have an idea of what kind of manager we want to be, and it’s usually our response to some manager we have worked for. But if that’s your guiding principle for being a manager, you’re going to have a great deal of trouble, and let me suggest ...
  • May 17
    2017
    One of my favorite stories from the annals of computing comes from the mid-1960s. Joseph Weizenbaum of MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory created a program designed to hold conversations. He named it ELIZA, after Eliza Doolittle, a lower-class character in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion who was taught to speak English like a member of the upper classes. The user would converse with ELIZA by typing on a keyboard and reading responses ...
  • Apr 19
    2017
    You are an internet user, so I am quite certain you have seen the video of a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago last week. It captured the public imagination, not just because the passenger screamed so plaintively, but because most people never realized that buying an airplane ticket is reversible in that way. Who knew that an airline doesn’t have to honor its commitment to ...
  • Mar 30
    2017
    “I’m a leader. I’m a leader. I’ve always been a leader. I’ve never had any problem leading people. If I say do it, they’re going to do it. That’s what leadership is all about.” That was how Donald Trump characterized his model of leadership one year ago in the Republican presidential primary debate in Detroit. I criticized that remark at the time. I don’t want to beat a dead horse, ...
  • Mar 20
    2017
    There are a lot of stereotypes associated with the Millennial generation. They are said to be confident, assertive, team-oriented, tolerant, and multi-tasking. These are just a few of the adjectives I picked out from the article on them in Wikipedia. There is no shortage of articles on the web that tell how to communicate with and manage Millennials. By now, we all know we are supposed to provide them with ...