• The Best Companies Invest Aggressively In These Three...
    HBR - Jun 30
    When it comes to investments, here’s a general truth: the larger a company gets, the smaller it thinks. The process is insidious, and companies must always be on the lookout for signs that it is setting in. If you want... Read »
    8 hours ago
  • Four Ways CEO Road Warriors Can Leverage Mobile Tech...
    CEO.com - Jun 29
    As a CEO, you know that business travel is crucial to running a successful company. Whether you’re building rapport with clients, networking with industry peers, or negotiating new deals, nothing beats face-to-face... Read »
    1 day ago
  • To Hold Someone Accountable, First Define What...
    HBR - Jun 28
    At the end of a meeting, most leaders know that they should recap next steps and determine who is accountable for each. As prescribed in the commonly used responsibility models — RACI, RAPID, and the others —... Read »
    2 days ago
  • Five Ways To Boost Your Resilience At Work
    HBR - Jun 27
    Currently, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives,according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World Health Organization describes stress as the “global... Read »
    3 days ago
  • Design How Your Team Thinks
    HBR - Jun 24
    Every day, we sit in meetings in which someone presents a problem or opportunity. The response is always a version of “What are we going to do about it?” When’s the last time someone said, “How are we going to think... Read »
    6 days ago
  • Results In 100 Days: No Honeymoon For New Executives
    CEO.com - Jun 23
    With corporations getting more aggressive about fast-tracking executives and boards expecting early results, the honeymoon period for new hires is more myth than reality. Seasoned executives are especially vulnerable during... Read »
    1 week ago
  • To Seize The Future, Create A Leadership Circle
    HBR - Jun 23
    A global pharmaceutical company was about to lose the strategic advantage of several blockbuster drugs coming off patent. In five years, the revenue shortfall would be significant. The senior commercial and scientific... Read »
    1 week ago
  • If Your Lending Strategy Is Costing Quality...
    CEO.com - Jun 22
    The financial industry is in flux. Until recently, getting a loan was highly difficult for people with less-than-stellar credit. Traditional products are designed for borrowers with 700-plus credit ratings. It’s a standard... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Picking The Right Team
    CEO.com - Jun 21
    A company is only as good as its people. We’ve heard this saying time and time again, but the meaning resonates more strongly today, with the number of new companies increasing and the employee tenure at each job... Read »
    1 week ago
  • How To Know If Someone Is Ready To Be A Manager
    HBR - Jun 3
    When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • How Leaders Can Let Go Without Losing Control
    HBR - Jun 2
    Massive flocks of starlings, known as murmurations, exhibit a rare combination of speed and scale. The birds coordinate themselves with remarkable agility to find food and avoid attacks. Schools of fish do the... Read »
    4 weeks ago
  • Happy Workplaces Can Also Be Candid Workplaces
    HBR - Jun 1
    Clearly, employees in unfair working conditions need to be able to dissent, and criticism and disagreement are part of any office. However, some companies have taken this idea to extreme levels. The Wall Street Journal... Read »
    4 weeks ago
  • How To Preempt Team Conflict
    HBR - May 31
    Team conflict can add value or destroy it. Good conflict fosters respectful debate and yields mutually agreed-upon solutions that are often far superior to those first offered. Bad conflict occurs when team members simply... Read »
    1 month ago
  • This Is What Job Seekers Look For In The Best Sales...
    CEO.com - May 27
    Sales jobs are notoriously difficult to fill, and it’s not just industry hype -- sales representatives were among the top five hardest jobs to fill in the ManPowerGroup’s 2015 Talent Shortage survey. To successfully... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Listening Is An Overlooked Leadership Tool
    HBR - May 26
    “What do you think?” I ask this question a lot. My team knows that when they come to me with a question, this is likely the question I’ll come back with first. Sometimes I even preface it with, “I don’t know.”... Read »
    1 month ago