Monkey management: Effective delegation

Monkey management: Effective delegation

Back in 1974, Oncken and Wass wrote a Harvard Business Review article called, “Who’s Got the Monkey?” It used monkeys as metaphors for tasks or projects. It was well-received nearly 50 years ago, and the article remains a popular reprint today. The...
7 tips for virtual feedback conversations

7 tips for virtual feedback conversations

Delivering constructive feedback is not easy to do, even when you have opportunities to be face-to-face. Working virtually means few, if any in-person interactions, but that does not mean you’re off the hook when it comes to sharing direct, honest and caring...
Moo: Leadership in the (literal) field

Moo: Leadership in the (literal) field

Daisy is a cow. She just got a new field. Daisy is excited and a little anxious about this new field. On the first day, Daisy’s anxiety caused her to stick pretty much to the middle of the field. Emily, the farmer, left her alone to find her own way. A few days later,...
Four fab tips for confident communication

Four fab tips for confident communication

We’d like to welcome guest blogger Kiana Thomas, currently Humanergy’s intern and a student at Albion College. Communication is a part of our everyday lives, whether it be via email, text, a post on social media or (sometimes as a last resort) in-person...