The Toxicity of Office Politics to High Potential Employees

Predicting and identifying top leadership traits is a focus of academics and HR professionals alike.  But most businesses are poor evaluators of human potential. Despite the fact that science has given us robust tools to identify, measure, and evaluate indicators, organizations often make employee evaluation mistakes.  In fact, according to a recent Wharton School of Business […]

When Joking With Employees Leads to Bad Behavior

Recently, Harvard Business Review author Kai Chi Yam published an article entitled, “When Joking With Your Employees Leads to Bad Behavior.”  The author’s goal was to understand the impact that a leader’s jokes can have on the behaviors and actions of his/her employees. After conducting lengthy research with workers in the United States and China, the […]

How to Hire the Right Person

Recently, Adam Bryant of the New York Times published an excellent article on hiring entitled, “The Hiring Manager’s Guide to Hiring the Right Person.”  In speaking with over 500 corporate leaders for his “Corner Office” series, Mr. Bryant asked each of them, “How do you hire?”  Those conversations are synthesized in this article, and the […]

Your Emotional Intelligence Impacts Your Success as an Employee

According to an article by Daniel Goleman and Richard E. Boyatzis in today’s Harvard Business Review, an employee’s emotional intelligence — often referred to simply as “EQ” or “EI” — is a predictor of success in the workplace. EI contains four different major categories of intelligence: (1) self-awareness, (2) self-management, (3) social awareness, and (4) relationship […]

Here’s How to Be a Better Employee in 2017

According to Fast Company, there are 10 things you should be doing to be a better employee in 2017: (1) Strengthen your “soft skills,” especially your emotional intelligence and active listening. (2) Show gratitude to colleagues. (3) Make more connections and collaborate more across your company. (4) Create your own development program for learning that […]