• These Three Management Styles Belong In The Past
    Forbes - Feb 3
    This powerful question, taken from Benjamin Zander’s book, The Art of Possibility, has been stuck in my mind for a while. Traditional management thinking is based around three fundamental assumptions. First, that... Read »
    4 days ago
  • Why We Need To Stop Managing People Like Widgets
    Forbes - Feb 1
    When I first came to the United States from Britain, what was notable to me was the amazing conformity exhibited by employees. This manifested in terms of the way many spoke, what clothes they wore, and what hobbies they... Read »
    6 days ago
  • Managing On-Demand Talent
    HBR - Jan 28
    To stay nimble and competitive, many organizations today rely on expert talent sourced from anywhere in the world, in a variety of ways that fall outside the traditional employment model. The globalization of talent and... Read »
    1 week ago
  • 4 Signs A CEO Is “Holding The Stick Too...
    Entrepreneur - Jan 14
    Over the past 15 years, I have acted as a management consultant for the founders of nine different international $100,000,000 companies, I have been a co-owner of three companies that have surpassed 50 million dollars in... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • 4 Things About Managing People I Wish I Knew When I...
    Entrepreneur - Jan 13
    I started my first company when I was 17. Between then and now (I’m 33 as of this column), I’ve launched four additional companies and have managed hundreds of people directly. The way you lead and manage people is... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • 5 Simple Steps You Must Take For A Successful New Year
    Forbes - Jan 4
    Management is hard. But many times we make it more difficult than it has to be. Here are five simple steps you must take for a successful New Year. Read »
    1 month ago
  • What We Learned About Management In 2015, In 25...
    HBR - Dec 30
    CEOs aren’t getting fired quite as often these days. Read »
    1 month ago
  • You Can’t Engage Employees By Copying How Other...
    HBR - Nov 18
    Employee trust in management and commitment to the company have been in decline for decades. Yet we know that trust and commitment are essential for high individual and corporate performance. Only a minority of companies... Read »
    2 months ago
  • How The Role Of The Employee Is Changing And What It...
    Forbes - Nov 9
    My guest today on The Future of Work Podcast is the Chief Human Resource Officer of AARP, John Sigmon, and we talk about what it means to be an employee in the future of work. We discuss the very definition of what being an... Read »
    3 months ago
  • How Leaders Can See The Future More Clearly
    HBR - Oct 2
    Management is a lens. It’s the best way yet invented to focus the organization’s capital, human, and time resources toward the goals of the business. Many have observed that companies can have admirable goals; but, if... Read »
    4 months ago
  • Can A Wonderful Person Be A Terrible Boss?
    Forbes - Sep 30
    You have pointed out numerous tasks and challenges that you feel are uncomfortable for Shirley — but what about you? There are great opportunities in your present challenge to look at what’s hard or scary for you, as... Read »
    4 months ago
  • Why Profit Is Less About Good Management Than You...
    HBR - Sep 28
    Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing, seldom met the managers of the companies he invested in because he felt they would tell him only what they wished him to hear and because he didn’t want to be influenced by... Read »
    4 months ago
  • The 5 Conversations That Build Successful Businesses
    CEO.com - Sep 18
    We all have conversations at work: we go to meetings to discuss new projects, we talk to clients over the phone, we respond to emails first thing in the morning, we discuss in break rooms and over lunch. And between all of... Read »
    4 months ago
  • Manage Stress By Knowing What You Value
    HBR - Sep 9
    Much has been written about “stress management” techniques that are primarily behavioral in nature — such as getting adequate sleep, regular exercise, and mental downtime; taking vacation; doing controlled breathing;... Read »
    5 months ago
  • Employees Can’t Be Summed Up By A Personality...
    CEO.com - Sep 2
    When we were in college, Eleanor, then my girlfriend (now my wife), wanted me to take a Myers-Briggs type test, a personality assessment that would categorize me into one of 16 boxes, each box containing four letters that... Read »
    5 months ago