People Management

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Corporate culture starts at the top

March 22, 2017
“I can’t hang with the guys (I’m the boss, after all), but I also can’t seem to influence their behavior. What do I do?”

Hire SWANS and let them swim

March 16, 2017
Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. The return on investment will be extraordinary.

Why not let political junkies indulge?

March 15, 2017
Q. I’ve got a group of employees who are so distracted by the political goings-on on a national level that they just can’t seem to focus on work. How can I get them to concentrate better?

Listen close to interviewees’ grammar

March 12, 2017
Mark Murphy has advised on the hiring processes at hundreds of companies—and in doing so, has slowly revealed commonalities among job candidates when they speak during interviews.

Someone cracked the code of job applicant doublespeak

February 28, 2017
As the founder and CEO of Leadership IQ, Mark Murphy has advised on the hiring processes at hundreds of companies—and in doing so, has slowly revealed commonalities among job candidates when they speak during interviews.

7 questions to gain wisdom

February 23, 2017
When others seek your guidance, shine the spotlight on them.

Nimoy v. Shatner: A clever fake feud

February 10, 2017
When Leonard Nimoy agreed to direct “Star Trek III,” he faced a dilemma. For years, he had worked alongside William Shatner and other Star Trek cast members as a fellow actor. But in his debut as director of a movie, he was suddenly thrust into the position of overseeing his former peers.

Stay close to the front lines

February 7, 2017
If you run a growing organization, it’s easy to detach yourself from support-level employees. But losing touch with the front lines can come at a cost.

How to fight ‘defensive thinking’

February 2, 2017
If others are making claims designed to keep you from testing their validity, you’ll know that defensive thinking is going on.

2 questions a leader should ask

January 28, 2017
The appeal of Robert F. Kennedy to laborers like coal miners and farm workers wasn’t based solely on ideas and speeches.
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