The right conversations

The right conversations

You are a dedicated supervisor, and you take the time to engage in conversation with your people on a regular basis. Great job! Yet you may not be having the right kind of discussions Рthe ones that build employee engagement. Kristi Hedges, who wrote Four...
A longer view

A longer view

When you’re in the midst of turmoil, it can be hard to remain calm and difficult to see progress. Abundant examples of this happened when David and Launda Wheatley sailed across the Atlantic with two other crew aboard the Ruby May. Many days seemed to produce no...
Are you nuts?

Are you nuts?

Do you have to be boring or serious to be a great leader? The responsibilities may be challenging and even daunting some days. That doesn’t mean you have to turn into a somber, bland person. In fact, it’s okay to be a little over-the-top, unique, zany or...