• The Two Biggest Communication Blunders During A Reorg
    HBR - Oct 21
    Leaders of reorgs typically fall into one of two traps when communicating with their employees. We’ll call the first one wait and seeand the second ivory-tower idealism. Perhaps you have seen one, or both, in your own... Read »
    9 hours ago
  • Is Your Employee Ready To Be A Manager?
    HBR - Oct 19
    You have an ambitious team member who’s asking to be promoted to manager. He’s great at his job, but is he really ready to lead? How do you judge his skills and experience? What’s the best way to measure his potential? Read »
    2 days ago
  • Start Networking With People Outside Your Industry
    HBR - Oct 15
    Most professionals build their network over time through proximity — people from your business school study group, or colleagues from your current company or past jobs. You may have a few outliers in the mix, but unless... Read »
    6 days ago
  • Do You Understand What Accountability Really Means?
    HBR - Oct 13
    Every leader I’ve ever met sees accountability as a foundational ingredient in a healthy and sustainable culture. The problem is, as is often the case with leadership and management ideas, we use the word without really... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Getting Reorgs Right
    HBR - Oct 13
    Chances are you’ve experienced at least one and possibly several company reorganizations. Reorgs can be a great way to unlock value: Two-thirds of them deliver at least some performance improvement, and with change in the... Read »
    1 week ago
  • How To Make Sure Millennials Don’t Feel Like...
    CEO.com - Oct 12
    Millennials, more often than not, have been singled out as a generation with its own values about work — unlike any other group. But are the stereotypes true? Many studies say no. Millennials are often categorized as... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Everyone’s Network Should Provide Two Things
    HBR - Oct 7
    When I interviewed people for a university research project 23 years ago about networking, many people weren’t familiar with the term. I explained it as “multiperson mentoring.” Evoking the millennia-old concept of... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Is Your Company Innovating, Or Are You Only Seeing...
    CEO.com - Oct 4
    When it comes to developing products in today’s tech-driven world, it feels like the sky is the limit. Who doesn’t enjoy sitting down and thinking about all the possibilities, perhaps even creating stunning digital... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • The Case Against Pay Transparency
    HBR - Oct 3
    Calls for pay transparency as a cure for pay discrimination are abundant. As the argument goes, if everyone knows everyone else’s pay level, patterns of discrimination will be broadcast, so pressure to remedy them will... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Top-Down Management Structures Are Crumbling–...
    CEO.com - Sep 30
    Not long ago, employees succeeded in the workplace by producing consistent, high-quality work as specifically directed by their managers. Once promoted into middle management, however, their measure of success became the... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • National Coffee Day: Great Leadership, Business, And...
    CEO.com - Sep 29
    Great leadership and the right team make a workplace successful, but it's coffee that keeps it caffeinated and alert. I'll take my coffee with more coffee, please. Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • No CEO Does It Alone: Four Lessons On Seeking Advice
    CEO.com - Sep 27
    During my high school summers, I worked in the Philadelphia suburbs painting houses. It was a great job for a 16-year-old. I made money, worked hard, and soaked up some sun. After watching my boss for a few weeks,... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • Three Steps To Becoming The Company Captain Without...
    CEO.com - Sep 26
    A CEO’s departure is like a captain leaving his ship. A smooth, amicable transition lets the company weather the storm; anything less destroys the boat. “With the CEO gone, who will steadfastly guide us through... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • Three Reasons The Best Leaders Keep Tabs On Their...
    CEO.com - Sep 23
    The idea of keeping tabs on the competition might seem as tedious as organizing a file cabinet or stuffing envelopes. That’s why so many CEOS find it so easy to blow off such a task in favor of tending to more pressing... Read »
    4 weeks ago
  • Why People Quit Their Jobs
    HBR - Sep 22
    Imagine that you’re looking at your company-issued smartphone and you notice an e-mail from LinkedIn: “These companies are looking for candidates like you!” You aren’t necessarily searching for a job, but you’re... Read »
    4 weeks ago