Overcome Resistance to Change with Two Conversations
June 20 | Sally Blount | Comments (0)
Across industries and sectors, the track record for organizational change is bleak. Research finds that anywhere from 50%–75% of change efforts fail. And for those that do succeed, many don’t achieve the goals of the original vision. Why is change so hard?
You Just Had a Difficult Conversation at Work. Here’s What to Do Next
June 20 | Dolores Bernardo | Comments (0)
Nearly everyone experiences difficult conversations at work, whether with peers, managers, clients, or direct reports. We know they are difficult conversations for one of the following reasons: we have differences of opinion, something meaningful is at stake, and most tellingly — they bring up strong emotions for the people involved.
How Unemployment Affects Twentysomethings’ Self-Worth
June 20 | Jeylan Mortimer | Comments (0)
Does unemployment threaten young adults’ developing confidence? Should parents come to their aid by providing financial help or inviting them to live at home for a while?
Male Mentors Shouldn’t Hesitate to Challenge Their Female Mentees
June 20 | David G. Smith | Comments (0)
The research is clear: women in competitive, historically male, “up-our-out” organizational cultures make more money and enjoy more rapid promotions when they are mentored by men. Excellent mentors generally provide two clusters of critical mentoring functions. Psychosocial functions include encouragement, friendship, and emotional support. Career functions include direct teaching, advocacy, coaching, visibility, and challenge.
How to Manage a Needy Employee
June 20 | Rebecca Knight, Freelance Journalist | Comments (0)
As a manager, you probably wish you could give all the people on your team more attention. But sometimes certain employees seem to need more than their fair share of your time. Maybe they repeatedly ask you to review their work, look for constant feedback, or regularly show up at your desk to chat. What do you do about that needy person on your team?
Why More Executives Should Consider Becoming a CHRO
June 20 | John W. Boudreau, Ph.D., Professor and Research Director, USC Marshall School of Business | Comments (0)
If you’re a business leader looking for an opportunity to have real impact on your company — and position yourself for the top job — which career path is best? CFO? COO? CMO? What if we told you that the CHRO role might be the best job you could ever have, with real opportunity for reshaping an organization? That the CHRO role, although at first it may look career limiting, can have more impact than any other position reporting to the CEO?