• Why You Should Think About Any Risk Like An Investor
    HBR - May 3
    Risk is unavoidable. Whether we’re driving in fast-moving traffic, arguing with a colleague in a meeting, or investing our hard-earned money, we are engaging in risk taking. As an investor, I think about financial risk a... Read »
    22 hours ago
  • What To Do When A Key Hire Quits
    Forbes - May 3
    A great member of your team just came to you with an unexpected resignation. I’m sure you’re somewhere between being upset that you’re being deserted and worried about what you are going to do to handle that person’s... Read »
    22 hours ago
  • A Hands-Off Approach To Open Innovation Doesn’t...
    HBR - May 3
    In business, winning is often a matter of speed — to new markets with new offerings — rather than slow, steady plodding. And this is precisely the problem that many companies are having in their efforts to collaborate... Read »
    22 hours ago
  • Want Fierce Loyalty From Your People: Create A Village
    Switch & Shift - May 3
    The world we live in is becoming a world where isolation and lack of human connection is the norm. We don’t know our next door neighbors. Technology means we don’t actually have to talk to or interact with anyone. Our... Read »
    22 hours ago
  • Your Time Doesn’t Have To Be ‘Of The...
    CEO.com - May 3
    When I started my company as a Virginia Tech engineering student, I didn’t quite know what I’d committed to. I was taking classes, leading a vibrant social life, and striving to get my company running. But once I’d... Read »
    1 day ago
  • Close Your Open Door Policy And Do This Instead
    Forbes - May 2
    In part one of this two-part article, I explained why successful leaders don’t have an open door policy (i.e., the practice of leaving their office doors “open” so that employees feel welcome to stop by at any time to... Read »
    1 day ago
  • Mindfulness Can Improve Strategy, Too
    HBR - May 2
    Over the course of a couple of decades, meditation has migrated from Himalayan hilltops and Japanese Zendos to corporate boardrooms and corridors of power, including Google, Apple, Aetna, the Pentagon, and the U.S.... Read »
    1 day ago
  • Why True Leadership Is Defined By Employee Personal...
    Switch & Shift - May 2
    Take a look at the great leaders of history, and you’ll notice one key similarity. Lincoln, Churchill, Mandela, for example – they all held the interest of the people at the heart of their campaigns. Even in the... Read »
    1 day ago
  • Not Sure How To Recognize Your Employees? Try Giving...
    Washington Post - May 2
    This Sunday kicks off the congressionally designated Public Service Recognition Week, a time when agency leaders and managers should take the opportunity to praise and reenergize federal employees who make our country... Read »
    1 day ago
  • Eight Entrepreneurs Making A Fortune– And...
    Entrepreneur - May 2
    “Buy one, give one.” “Making a profit by supporting a purpose.” "Triple bottom line businesses.” All three phrases are popular concepts in the corporate philanthropy space (where companies with the "buy one,... Read »
    1 day ago
  • Do You Really Need A Career Coach?
    Forbes - May 2
    There is not a day that goes by without someone calling or writing me trying to sell a technical solution that claims to replace or at least minimize the need for a career coach. In addition, there is usually a daily... Read »
    1 day ago
  • The Problem With Millennials? They’re Way Too...
    HBR - May 2
    Although generational differences are often overstated in the workplace, Millennials do face a unique challenge, thanks to the reality of modern 24/7 communication: “ruthless comparison” with their peers. In a recent... Read »
    1 day ago
  • When Organizational Change Looms, Ask,...
    CEO.com - May 2
    When leading a company through a big change, sometimes it’s best to put yourself first. The WIIFM approach — “What’s In It For Me?” — is part of our natural psychology to ensure our basic needs (like... Read »
    2 days ago
  • Is Your Star Performer Ready For Management?
    Entrepreneur - Apr 29
    More often than not, I have seen small business owners promote one of their young stars from a job as an individual contributor to a managerial position -- with less than stellar results. You may have had a similar... Read »
    4 days ago
  • A Millennial Manifesto: Why Gen Y Will Change The...
    Forbes - Apr 29
    Surprise! Millennial and selfie are not synonyms. Google the word “millennial” and you’ll find articles, blog posts, and studies that leave one overarching impression: This massive class of 20 and 30-somethings... Read »
    4 days ago