• 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 »
    15 hours 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 »
    1 day 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 days 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 »
    5 days ago
  • Leadership May Not Be The Problem With Your...
    HBR - Aug 25
    Last November we published an assessment on HBR.org to help readers diagnose the extent to which their organizations create conditions that favor successful innovation. About 1,500 people completed the assessment,... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Superbosses Aren’t Afraid To Delegate Their...
    HBR - Aug 24
    The answer to excessive micromanaging, we’re often told, is to learn to trust our reports, empowering them to make decisions for themselves. Yet that sounds far easier than it actually is. In practice, many bosses fail to... Read »
    1 month ago
  • What Not To Say To A Stressed-Out Colleague
    HBR - Aug 24
    I was recently stressed out and sleepless because I had to tell a difficult senior colleague something he was not going to want to hear — and I always dreaded his angry, high-volume pushback when it was directed at me. An... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Whacking The CEO: The Bold New Dance Between The...
    CEO.com - Aug 23
    The CEO firing was direct and dismissive. Barnes & Noble didn't stick to the bland yet reliable “we’re moving in a different direction” script when it booted Chief Executive Officer Ron Boire. They didn’t give... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Six Ways Parenthood Prepares You To Be A CEO
    CEO.com - Aug 22
    As a mom of two, starting my own company seemed like a daunting task until I realized the many parallels between parenthood and entrepreneurship. Being a parent is a valuable role in its own right and one that teaches you a... Read »
    1 month ago
  • How To Make Employee Feedback Feel Normal
    HBR - Aug 19
    I’ve spent much of my career teaching people how to have “crucial conversations.” In the work place, most crucial conversations are about feedback – the process of helping others improve by pointing out deficiencies... Read »
    1 month ago
  • How You Can Solve Gender Inequality Now
    CEO.com - Aug 18
    New solutions are emerging every day to combat gender inequality issues in the workplace. For example, a recent bill passed in San Francisco requires that employers pay new parents 100 percent of their normal compensation... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Coping With The Effects Of Emotionally Difficult Work
    HBR - Aug 17
    Police must serve warrants and make arrests to uphold the law. Therapists must purposefully expose patients to their greatest fears (e.g., spiders, heights) to treat anxiety disorders. Bill collectors must demand money from... Read »
    1 month ago
  • The Three Preconditions For An Entrepreneurial Society
    HBR - Aug 17
    In 1985 Peter Drucker argued for a shift toward an entrepreneurial society, one where “executives in all institutions…make innovation and entrepreneurship a normal, ongoing everyday activity.” This intentionally broad... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Four Assumptions About Risk You Shouldn’t Be...
    HBR - Aug 16
     “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” The line is instantly recognizable as the conclusion of “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. And, the... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Four Of The Employee Engagement Ideas Managers Need...
    CEO.com - Aug 15
    There’s something strange going on when it comes to employee engagement -- and it has everything to do with a company’s managers. The 2016 Employee Engagement Trends report by my company, Quantum Workplace, found that of... Read »
    1 month ago