5 Things Strong Leaders Do

Leadership means balancing results with team-building. Life isn’t fair. If you think you will always have the same raises, bonuses and opportunities as your peers, prepare to be disappointed. That’s life. As a leader, you will sometimes have to make personal sacrifices for the good of your organization. That’s life. You’ll sometimes have to make…

5 Ways to Pursue the Job You Want

5 Ways to Pursue the Job You Want

When I first started my career, I found myself in a job that I was eager to get promoted out of. But when I applied for positions above mine, I was invited to a meeting with my boss, who told me in not so many words to stop worrying about advancement and just focus on…

Effective Communication Is Something You Learn, Not Something You're Born With

Effective Communication Is Something You Learn, Not Something You’re Born With

“Listening actively and expressing thoughts clearly are hard-earned, high-level skills.” Silver-tongued orators are like world-class magicians. They float onto the stage with enviable swagger. They use choice material, and their compelling delivery keeps audiences captivated. They know that to touch the heart is to affect change; to stir the imagination is to inspire action. But they also know something that others do…