Leadership

Leaders often have friends in the workplace. To avoid problems, recognize that you are a leader first and a friend second.
People come up with perceptions by comparing their memory of your behaviors and characteristics against their existing picture of what qualities are appropriate or ideal. The process can have a big impact on the decisions we make about others and the decisions they make about us.
In the simplest sense, managers and employees are in a relationship. Here are five pet peeves from good employees.
The most common political decisions are around resources (who gets them) and hiring and promotions (who gets in and goes up).

An optimistic outlook could be the most valuable gift leaders can give their teams. Suzanne Peterson is an associate professor of management and an expert on leadership. In this column, she advises that as you think about what the future holds for you, personally and professionally, think about new ways to frame the most common activities — for yourself and your team.