Liz Kislik, Author at Business2Community

Liz Kislik

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64 Articles

For more than 25 years as president of Liz Kislik Associates, a nationally acclaimed management consultancy, Liz Kislik has focused on advancing business results for her clients, such as American Express, Orvis, The Girl Scouts, Guthy-Renker, Staples, and Highlights for Children.

In her practice, Liz assesses and facilitates teams and restructures processes to help organizations strengthen their top and bottom lines. She develops higher performing workforces for leading organizations, from the Fortune 500 and national non-profits to family-run businesses. Over the years Liz has coached and mentored employees from the C-suite to the contact center — vice presidents, human resource professionals, and department supervisors — always motivating them with her wit, wisdom, and humanity.

Liz is a contributor to Harvard Business Review, and many businesses also know Liz as the author of Workplace Wisdom, a frequently cited blog offering valuable perspectives and tips for developing leaders, managing teams, and improving the customer experience. She has spoken at TEDxBaylorSchool as well as at industry conferences such as NCOF (National Conference on Operations Fulfillment) and NEMOA (National Etailing and Mailing Organization of America), and has served as adjunct faculty at Hofstra University and New York University.

Liz received her MBA from NYU and her BA from Yale.

Latest Articles By Liz Kislik

How to Manage Yourself When a Colleague Upsets You with Bullying Remarks

Last week, three women from different organizations described the same kind of confusing, uncomfortable situation to me. I suspect this…

Liz Kislik
January 8, 2022
Leadership

How to Effectively Handle Someone Who Comes on Too Strong

Have you ever wished that a colleague would just get out of your face? Or do you work with someone…

Liz Kislik
December 15, 2021
Leadership

Make Collaboration Easier by Eliminating the Fear of Threat

Even the most collaborative, synergistic teams and relationships can be motivated by fear. This fear could be that someone might…

Liz Kislik
December 8, 2021
Leadership

How to Change Up Your Questions and Improve Your Results

“Why don’t they do it the way we tell them?” The CEO was frustrated. He was quite sure that his…

Liz Kislik
December 2, 2021
Leadership

How to Divide and Conquer Work Assignments Based on Strengths and Preferences

Last week I attended a series of meetings with the leadership team of a startup operation. We discussed a variety…

Liz Kislik
November 19, 2021
Leadership

When Departments Fight, Is It More About the People or the Work?

If interdepartmental disagreements are not part of your daily life, you can skip reading this piece. But I hear about…

Liz Kislik
November 14, 2021
Leadership

Why Let Automatic Emotional Habits Lead You Astray? Think This Way Instead

In an odd coincidence last week, three different clients described the difficulties they’re experiencing because of their dislike for or…

Liz Kislik
November 7, 2021
Leadership

This Advice Will Actually Help You Handle an Employee Who’s Being Rude

Recently a client asked me for a few straightforward steps that could help get someone to stop being rude. Other…

Liz Kislik
October 14, 2021
Leadership

Help Your Boss Manage Your One-on-One Meetings If They Don’t Know What to Do

It’s reasonable to think that C-suite leaders would be well-practiced at conducting effective check-in meetings with their team members. But…

Liz Kislik
October 7, 2021
Leadership

The Surprisingly Meaningful Difference Between Asking for Ideas and Questions

The pandemic has created many opportunities to see senior execs in action as they work to galvanize their teams, present…

Liz Kislik
September 30, 2021
Leadership

Why It’s Important for Internal Service Providers to Understand Client Needs

One of my clients runs an in-house operation that provides goods and services to other areas of the company. If…

Liz Kislik
September 22, 2021
Leadership

How to Be Clear and Compelling When You Make an Important Presentation

As a management consultant and executive coach, I’m often present when crucial presentations are being made to boards, senior leadership,…

Liz Kislik
September 2, 2021
Leadership

7 Ways to Self-Soothe That Are Quick, Free, and Totally Within Your Control

Are you feeling stressed right about now? If you are, that’s okay — chances are, so are most of the…

Liz Kislik
August 26, 2021
Leadership

A Leadership Faction Suddenly Rejects the Strategic Direction. Now What?

During this past calendar quarter, I’ve worked with two very different clients with leadership teams in the early stage of…

Liz Kislik
August 18, 2021
Leadership

What If Your Team Suddenly Has More Growth Than It Can Handle?

Even in a global crisis, not all organizations lose business. Some face significant growth instead. When growth is drastic or…

Liz Kislik
August 5, 2021
Leadership

How to Work with a Boss Who Needs Company to Feel Comfortable

When I was a young exec, one of my bosses would call me into his office whenever he needed to…

Liz Kislik
July 30, 2021
Leadership

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