Leadership Articles & Resources

To Resolve a Conflict, First Decide: Is it Hot or Cold?

Harvard Business Review

…Conflict resolution, like cooking, works best at the optimal temperature. If too hot, your conflict may explode, burning your deal or causing your relationship to flame out in anger or overt hostility. Cold, and your deal may be frozen, not moving forward at all, or the relationship may become icy with unexpressed emotions and withheld concerns. As a leader, you want to bring conflict into a temperature zone where it can become useful and productive.

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How to Attract and Keep Top Talent in 2017


In today’s climate, companies that want to attract and retain the best talent will look for the best ways to develop employees along the way. If that describes your company, you have to invest in people with the understanding that you’re going to help them grow professionally (even if you don’t retain their services).

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Bossy vs. Buddy: Two Leadership Styles Each With its Place

The New York Times


Which is more important to your boss: to dominate people or to be liked by them?

Most leaders can be divided into these main two camps, says a management professor, and there is a time and a place for both styles.

“Dominant leaders mandate a vision,” said Prof. Jon K. Maner of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Leaders whose main motivation is to be liked and admired — he calls these prestige leaders — “facilitate their group’s vision.” (Read the full article)