• Not Much Grows Under The Cloud Of Perfectionism
    Entrepreneur - Jul 5
    As a leader you set a standard of excellence under the auspicious belief that flawless execution-- all the time at all cost -- is the only path toward success. Research conducted by Joachim Stoeber of the University of Kent... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Five Ways To Kill Your Startup’s ‘Office...
    Entrepreneur - Jul 1
    Just this year, former head of Viacom Sumner Redstonecut out company CEO Philippe Dauman and another board member from the trust that dictates how Redstone’s shares are to be distributed after his passing. Now, Dauman... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • Five Practices Of Transformational Leaders
    Forbes - Jun 28
    In my executive coaching work with high potential leaders, I get to learn first hand what truly makes a difference between the leaders who meet the goals they set for our coaching work, and those who miss out on the... Read »
    3 weeks 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 »
    1 month 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 »
    1 month ago
  • Managing Mental Health In The Workplace
    Switch & Shift - May 19
    You might be aware that this week, May 16th – 22nd, is Mental Health Awareness Week, an opportunity for us to put the spotlight on an issue that, some people still don’t like talking about. With a quarter of the... Read »
    2 months ago
  • Millennials Expect Your Company To Possess A Strong...
    Switch & Shift - May 5
    Thanks to the incredible work of thought leaders like Kare Anderson, Mark Babbitt, Shawn Murphy, Adam Grant, Ayelet Baron, Tim McDonald, and so many others, there is much greater understanding and increasing willingness... Read »
    2 months 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 »
    2 months ago
  • Management Tip: Relationships Matter (Why...
    Forbes - Apr 12
    I always remember a conversation I had a number of years ago with an HR executive. It was about an observation of hers. The company we both worked for was having some management problems at the time. The usual sorts of... Read »
    3 months ago
  • A Manager’s Guide To Working With Difficult...
    Switch & Shift - Apr 11
    Working with difficult personalities is a challenge for all of us, but when you’re the manager it requires a different set of skill sets and know how. Unlike coworkers who can simply ignore a difficult person at work, a... Read »
    3 months ago
  • Why Managers Are Not Doing As Well As They Think They...
    Forbes - Apr 7
    These are tough days for managers. Not only are they constantly on call thanks to the wonders of information technology, but they are caught in the middle of the demographic and attitudinal changes that are characterizing... Read »
    3 months ago
  • What Do Millennials Really Want At Work
    HBR - Apr 7
    Saturday Night Live recently featured a sketch poking fun at Millennials. It opens with a young woman frantically texting on her iPhone, approaching her boss and asking for a promotion. The boss asks how long she’s been... Read »
    3 months ago
  • Great Innovators Create The Future, Manage The...
    HBR - Apr 1
    For a long time, I have been troubled to see how often organizations fail to invest wisely in their futures while instead placing dominant emphasis on the present. To be sure, the present is vitally important. Your current... Read »
    3 months ago
  • The Difference Between Management And Leadership
    Switch & Shift - Apr 1
    It’s one thing to be a manager but it’s a completely different thing to be a leader. The main difference is leaders have people follow them and managers have people work for them. To be successful in business... Read »
    3 months ago
  • What Your Leadership Expert Won’t Tell You
    Huff Po - Apr 1
    I’m about to commit heresy. If you’re a frontline leader or middle level manager, I want to address what I believe to be one of the most important aspects of your workplace leadership - and yet, most... Read »
    3 months ago