What to Do When You Inherit a Team That Isn’t Working Hard Enough
June 26 | Joseph Grenny, Cofounder, VitalSmarts | Comments (0)
Most new managers quickly see things they’d like to change. New leaders are advised to take some time to listen and appreciate what is, rather than make their own mark at the risk of appearing self-centered or authoritarian. But what should you do when the need for change is profound and urgent? How can you minimize resistance while honoring your fundamental duty?
There’s No Such Thing as Big Data in HR
June 26 | Peter Cappelli, Professor Management, Wharton School | Comments (0)
“Big data” has become such a ubiquitous phrase that every function of business now feels compelled to outline how they are going to use it to improve their operations. That’s also true for Human Resources (HR) departments, which is where most of a company’s money is spent, and where — we’d like to believe — the real value lies.
Why You Should Have (at Least) Two Careers
June 26 | Kabir Sehgal | Comments (0)
Maybe you also dream about switching to a career that’s drastically different from your current job. But in my experience, it’s rare for such people to actually make the leap. The costs of switching seem too high, and the possibility of success seems too remote. But the answer isn’t to plug away in your current job, unfulfilled and slowly burning out. I think the answer is to do both. Two careers are better than one. And by committing to two careers, you will produce benefits for both.
When Was the Last Time You Took On a New Challenge?
June 26 | Karen Firestone, President and CEO, Aureus Asset Management | Comments (0)
Each January brings a renewed desire to challenge ourselves and learn something new. But by February the energy starts to wane. Becoming proficient at something takes too much time, we lose motivation to practice, we struggle to pay attention in class after a long day at work — the list of reasons goes on.
5 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking All the Time
June 26 | James E. Ryan | Comments (0)
As a business leader, you might have years of experience and the confidence of your organization behind you, so it may be tempting to think that your job is to always have the right answers. But great leaders have to inspire the same curiosity, creativity, and deeper thinking in their employees that great teachers inspire in their students – and that starts with asking the right questions. Any answer is only as good as the question asked.
Should a CEO’s Bonus Be Based on Financial Performance Alone?
June 26 | Graham Kenny, Managing Director, Strategic Factors | Comments (0)
Should CEO performance be assessed only on “hard” measures? Should soft measures be part of a CEO’s scorecard? Is there a framework that might assist you to tackle the CEO appraisal task?
Changing Company Culture Requires a Movement, Not a Mandate
June 26 | Bryan Walker | Comments (0)
Culture is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its effect can be seen and felt. When it is blowing in your direction, it makes for smooth sailing. When it is blowing against you, everything is more difficult.