How to Discourage Extreme Partisanship

The word “partisanship” is often used to represent someone’s tendency to ruthlessly subscribe to a particular political belief. In the context of this article however, it will be used to describe those who simply engage in any ideological battle, without politics being a focal point. Extreme partisanship can lead to thoughtless action. Partisan ideologies make … Read more

How to Grow Ideas Into Behavior Change – The Plant Metaphor

The title of this article may attract people with malicious intentions. Therefore a disclaimer is warranted: This article is written solely for the spread of positive thinking. Let’s get started. A simple way of giving birth to ideas in people’s minds, and enticing them to behave in a certain way, is to keep the metaphor … Read more

Why You Should Treat Subordinates As Peers

Clear distinction of the roles people hold as part of an organization is important to establish. This distinction will lead to efficient prioritization of issues and ensure proper task allocation. The people who you lead must know what their clear responsibilities are. It will lessen confusion and develop a sense of ownership. This write-up aims … Read more

How To Rise by Raising Others

You’ve likely been encouraged to give credit when credit is due once or twice. The positive effects of a decision to prop someone up – giving them their deserved compliments and praise – may be familiar to you. Believing in the benefits which guide this advice and infusing our actions with it is not easy … Read more

Why You Should Treat Superiority as a Privilege

You work hard to get to the position you see yourself achieving. Whether that position involves leading the team which you were once a member of, or getting hired as a head of an organization, rising up in professional ranking takes committed hard work. Achieving what we work hard for is a pleasant feeling. We … Read more

Why You Should Be Charitable With Your Knowledge

People will want in on your intellectual property and unique ideas, if they’re any good. They will ask you questions about what they perceive you to be good at and you’ll need to make a decision of how much you tell them. You may hold some information closer to heart than other less important knowledge, … Read more

Why You Should Embrace the Lonely Facets of Leadership

As a leader of a particular domain, you are the last in line. You are the person who gets the most credit in triumph and the person who feels most pain in defeat. Your subordinates will have quarrels, they will have worries, and they will be unsure of the work that they’ve done. Your team … Read more

Why You Shouldn’t Describe Subordinates / Employees Like You Own Them

The specific situation this article is about, is one in which you’re describing the relationship you have with a subordinate to someone else. The subordinate the conversation is about can be your driver, your gardener, or your cook. The people whose services you employ are typically lower in the contextual hierarchy than yourself. You hold … Read more

How to Limit Subordinates From Making Decisions Without Your Sign-Off

Bouts of miscommunication are indiscriminate to the type of organization you hold a leadership position in. Though consequences of professional miscommunication vary in downstream effects, the frustration they cause is comparable on all fronts. Bouts of miscommunication touch on topics of trust, dependence, and assuredness. One instance of miscommunication with your subordinates can leave you … Read more

How to Properly Assign Ownership of Tasks

As you grow in attaining positions of importance in life, you’ll often have to make decisions on whether to do work yourself or allow others to try. As someone who seeks order and control, this decision will be a difficult one to make. By assigning ownership to others, you lose a certain level of control over … Read more