• Predict What Employees Will Do Without Freaking Them...
    HBR - Sep 5
    Imagine one of your managers walks into their subordinate’s office and says, “Our data analysis predicts that you will soon get restless and think of leaving us, so we want to make you an offer that our data shows has... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Why Good Leaders Fire People
    Inc - Sep 5
    Can we please just fire people? Every week I get two or three emails like this one: "I was just told, I must resign by October 1st, due to a policy change. Can they actually do that even if I haven't seen the new policy... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Throw Out The Old Leadership Playbook
    CEO.com - Sep 2
    “I am on vacation. I cannot read your email. Your email is being deleted.” Would you be bold enough to write those words as your out of office message? What would you think if that message was company... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Unpredictable Work Hours Are Stressing Too Many...
    HBR - Aug 27
    In the modern workforce, control over your time is a valuable form of currency: for many, it’s an equal aspiration to getting rich (if it’s any proof ,“control your time” has almost 200,000,000 more mentions on... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • O.K., So Maybe We Do Need Some Company Policies
    NYT - Aug 25
    I wish I had taken a long, hard look at our old employee manual long before I did. If you haven’t read yours in a while, I would recommend doing so — you might be surprised by the opportunities you find. Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • Why Managers And HR Don’t Get Along
    CEO.com - Aug 12
    Have you ever noticed how ambivalent line managers are about the Human Resources function? On one hand, most of them want their HR people to be involved in key strategic decisions; on the other, they want to make sure that... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Promoting The Non-Obvious Candidate
    HBR - Jul 29
    Conventional talent-management systems emphasize the need to give high performers appropriate experiences to help them ascend to more senior levels of management. Companies define career paths accordingly and carefully map,... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Why Generations Clash At Work
    Entrepreneur - Jul 25
    Maybe it’s me, but all the hoopla over Millennials being different rubs me the wrong way. I guess I don’t particularly care for broad characterizations of generations of people. Some fit the stereotype and some don’t.... Read »
    1 month ago
  • 5 Signs Your Company Culture Sucks
    Entrepreneur - Jul 8
    Great company culture is visceral. We’re talking about the type of culture that is so real, it envelops you from the minute you step into the office. It’s refreshing, like splashing cool water on your face in blistering... Read »
    2 months ago
  • 5 Unexpected Ways To Avoid A Bad Hire
    CEO.com - Jul 3
    No matter what size your company is, few organizations can really afford a bad hire. These are the people who somehow sneak through your hiring process in a superstar candidate disguise, only to tank on the job. These... Read »
    2 months ago
  • The One Employee Statistic You Can’t Ignore
    Inc - May 21
    Even a startup needs to keep an eye on who is leaving your company and why it matters. Read »
    3 months ago
  • 6 Ways To Get People To Open Up At Work
    LinkedIn - May 20
    Ultimately open communication will come from an environment of trust, and a culture where the norm is open communication without negative repercussions. Read »
    3 months ago
  • What Signal Is Your Organization Sending?
    CEO.com - May 19
    PayPal issued an official tweet: “Rakesh Agrawal is no longer with the company. Treat everyone with respect. No excuses. PayPal has zero tolerance.” With that statement he was out. It appeared from all indications... Read »
    3 months ago
  • The Delicate Art Of Managing Both Your Boss And Your...
    Fast Company - May 8
    When we talk about managing people, it’s usually a discussion about effectively guiding, motivating, and interacting with the people who report to you. However, there is another management direction--managing up--that is... Read »
    4 months ago
  • Why ‘Top’ Candidates Could Ruin Your Company
    CEO.com - Feb 18
    McKinsey popularized the notion of a ‘war for talent’ a couple of decades ago. It seemed sensible, so companies adopted it en masse. Advances in technology and communication coupled with global competition mean that... Read »
    6 months ago