Management

Can You Really Manage Engagement Without Managers?

Gallup - April 24, 2014

Online retailer Zappos recently announced that it will eliminate the traditional manager role throughout the company to flatten its hierarchical chain of command. Zappos is morphing into a "holacracy" -- an organizational... Read »

To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

HBR - April 21, 2014

Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority. Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in. Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how... Read »

What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Startup Hiring

Entrepreneur - April 21, 2014

Most business owners don’t do a good job hiring new employees the first time. They often wait too long or hire somebody without the necessary skills to help their business move forward. Both situations can end up being a... Read »

Study: Female Execs Make Progress, But Mostly In Support Functions

HBR - April 21, 2014

Sixty percent of the top U.S. companies now have at least two women on their executive committees. Eight companies (including IBM, Pepsico, Lockheed Martin and General Motors) have a woman CEO. But closer inspection shows... Read »

The 2 Questions Every Manager Should Be Asking

HBR - April 17, 2014

When you read a business book or attend a presentation on a particular management practice, it is a good habit to explicitly ask, “What might it not be good for?” When might it not work; what could be its drawbacks? If... Read »

4 Ways Women Can Take Command Of A Room

Business Insider - April 17, 2014

We’ve all seen those woman. They walk into a room and they just own it. They look polished, strong, stylish and you are pretty sure if they asked everyone to follow them out of the room, everyone would go without question.... Read »

Is Your Managerial Ego Too Big?

Entrepreneur - April 14, 2014

It's a phenomenon known in the management trade as "empire building": an urge to create fiefdoms with pumped-up staffs and budgets that match the inflated ego of the perpetrator--and it can sabotage your team, bottom line... Read »

7 Leadership Lessons From Pope Francis

Entrepreneur - March 13, 2014

Taking the name Francis, his reign so far has been marked by humility. He has provided some good examples of leadership and management for good, old-fashioned capitalists and business leaders. One year into his papacy, he... Read »

The Changing Face Of The C-Suite

CEO.com - March 12, 2014

Compared to the executive of a century ago, the executive of today has undergone some major changes. Whereas most of America’s largest corporations used to be run by entrepreneurs like Henry Ford, by the 1950s employees... Read »

8 Steps To Becoming An Extraordinary Boss

Inc - March 12, 2014

High-class leadership means doing both the little and the big things necessary for your employees to flourish. Here's where to start. Read »

The Complexity-Simplicity Trade Off

CMS Wire - March 11, 2014

The exact same productivity and efficiency gains are waiting for organizations that focus on making work easier, faster and more collaborative for employees. So, why hasn’t it happened? Because complex,... Read »

4 Major Revolutions Happening In The Boardroom

CEO.com - March 7, 2014

The past 10 years have seen a transformation in the way corporate boardrooms interact with executive leadership. New regulations require that the majority of a company’s directors be independent in order to prevent fraud... Read »

The One Key To A Successful Presentation

Forbes - March 7, 2014

When we present we want to sound knowledgeable and appear confident, but those elements are really secondary to the task at hand, which is to give to our audience. When you give of yourself, the presentation becomes all... Read »

Why Difficult Customers Are Good For Business

Forbes - March 7, 2014

Generally, management practices and strategies have advantages and disadvantages; different short-term and long-term consequences. Thinking that something only has benefits is usually rather naïve and unrealistic. When... Read »

Never Take Your Eye Off The Ball

Entrepreneur - March 6, 2014

In every industry there are companies that, for whatever reason, lose perspective on what really matters and take their eye off the ball. It happens to leaders of companies big and small, but there’s a world of difference... Read »