Archive: October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008

Time to Quit Your Job?

The economy continues to dominate the news, which is remarkable since there's a presidential election in four days. Despite what you may have heard, the race isn't over. Doesn't matter though, the economy's the thing. In the business world, as...

By Scott Berinato | October 31, 2008; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Persuade Your People to Embrace Needed Change

Your unit needs a turnaround. Yet most major change initiatives fail. How to beat those odds? Conduct a campaign persuading your people to embrace and execute needed change. One important step is to manage the emotions that arise during change...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | October 31, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

For Top Performance, Manage Your Team's Emotions

A team's emotional intelligence may be more important than individual members' "EI," since most work gets done in teams. But a team's EI isn't simply the sum of its members'. Instead, it comes from norms that support awareness and regulation...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | October 30, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Are We Complacent About the Financial Crisis?

So now, with the economy, we wait, and anticipate. We fill our time by speculating: Is this economy like the Great Depression? Is the bailout going to fail? And by finger pointing: Poor risk management is to blame. The marketing...

By Scott Berinato | October 29, 2008; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Are You Hiring the Right People?

How to attract and retain the right people--employees who are excited by your company's values and will reward it with loyalty and stellar performance? Don't try to be all things to all employees. Instead, communicate your company's "signature experience"--the distinctive...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | October 29, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Leadership and the S-word

Sorry. How hard is it to say really? Pretty hard for Alan Greenspan, apparently. His now-notorious answer to the question "Were you wrong?"-- he said, "Partially" -- was worse even than staunchly refusing to apologize. Decisive wrongheadedness is still decisive....

By Scott Berinato | October 28, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

How to Manage People Who Don't Want to Be Led

Who most determines your company's success? Clever people--employees whose knowledge and skills enable them to produce disproportionate value for your firm. To ensure clever people do their best work at your company, you must harness their talents. But that isn't...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | October 28, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Help Make Your Company a Talent Factory

If you're struggling to fill key positions in your unit or department, you're not alone. But you can -- and should -- take steps to ensure you have the right people with the right skills in the right place at...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | October 27, 2008; 7:10 AM ET | Comments (1)

 
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