Emily May

Why Do Managers Need Coaching Skills? What the Research Says

Imagine you walk into your annual performance review. You aren’t completely sure of what to expect, but you don’t expect anything major to come up. But then it begins, and your boss brings up something that happened months ago. Not only did they not make a big deal of it at the time, but now they don’t even provide you much in terms of feedback or next steps. 

Sounds frustrating, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, this frustrating experience happens all too often when it comes to performance management.

5 Things the Best Change Agents Have in Common

No one sets out to introduce and implement organizational change initiatives that fail, and yet, ...

How to Overcome a Fear of Organizational Conflict: A Brief Guide

No one particularly enjoys conflict, especially in the workplace where you make your livelihood....

How to Write a Training Plan for Your Team (+Template)

It has always been the job of those in leadership to invest in, develop, and upskill their team....

Are You Delegating Time-Bound Tasks? If Not, Here’s Why You Should Be

Does the following scenario sound familiar to you? You’re sitting at your desk working when your...

5 Verbal Communication Mistakes You Need to Correct ASAP

Collaborating with coworkers, resolving conflicts, leading meetings, working with customers,...

The Start-Stop-Continue Exercise: How To Conduct One (+Template)

If you’re looking for an exercise to run with your team to help improve their performance and...

Charismatic Leadership 101: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Differences

When you need to convince people, overcome resistance, or inspire action, there’s one leadership...

Not Working Well With Others? Here’s Why and How To Fix It

Most people want to work well with others. While they don’t necessarily want or need to be best...

21 Motivational Communication Quotes for Work

How much time do you spend every single day at work communicating with others? For a lot of people,...