November 19 | Julie Winkle Giulioni, Instructional Designer/Co-Founder, DesignArounds | Comments (0)
Delegation may be among the most misunderstood and mishandled of all supervisory responsibilities. Ask any employee and you’ll hear stories of managers throwing tasks “over the wall” with little or no direction or support. At the other end of the continuum is the criticisms of leaders who can’t let go and end up limiting their careers by insisting upon doing everything themselves. It’s rare to hear of the Goldilocks delegator who does it “just right.”
Work Like an Artist: An Artist’s Guide to Success as An Entrepreneur
November 13 | Alexandra Phillips, Personal Business Coach, Alexandra Phillips Consulting | Comments (0)
Artists are fantastic at overcoming obstacles in their work. Why? Because, to artists, obstacles are a necessary ingredient in the recipe that will lead them to success. They’re waiting for the bumps in the road, and when those bumps arrive, artists have the tools necessary to surmount those rough patches sometimes even turning them into gold.
Should CEOs Respond When Employees Complain About Them Online?
November 05 | Sarah Clayton | Comments (0)
Many leaders expect to be challenged by employees in the privacy of their offices, but there are greater risks when it happens online, in public. Others may pile on, a CEO’s response may be taken out of context, and comments may live on in perpetuity. A CEO’s personal reputation, which is one of a company’s most valuable assets, may be at stake.
Why Do We Spend So Much Developing Senior Leaders and So Little Training New Managers?
November 05 | Victor Lipman | Comments (0)
During the last five years of my corporate management career, I had a great deal of leadership development. Along with many other executives, I attended talks by noted management authors, I went to (often lengthy) team-building exercises, and I participated in discussions on different leadership styles. It was OK — extremely insightful at times, moderately interesting at others, but it often kept me away from the demands of everyday management.
Get the Actionable Feedback You Need to Get Promoted
November 05 | Sabina Nawaz | Comments (0)
Tamara joined her company as a group manager. Her deep technical skills, competence in managing people, and ability to deliver results helped her get rapidly promoted to vice president. Tamara was well-regarded by the executive team at her company, many of whom continued to encourage her professional advancement. In her organization, several of her peers had been promoted to the next level within three years.
Why COOs Should Think Like Behavioral Economists
November 05 | Geoff Donaker | Comments (0)
When Yelp was a startup with just 15 employees, the office manager began to stock the kitchen with drinks and snacks to get everyone through the long afternoons. Juice, water, fruit, chips, and as much candy as could be stuffed into the small kitchen drawer. Being at work was like being, well, a kid in a candy shop: a bottomless supply of Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers, M&M’s, Almond Joys — the list goes on.
To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It
November 05 | Rebecca Shambaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Shambaugh | Comments (0)
While Nancy was prepared to participate in the meeting, she failed to think strategically. This is a common problem that trips up many capable managers, executives, and leaders when it comes to determining their role in communications, meetings, and other forums. Learning how to develop and convey a more strategic executive voice — in part by understanding context — can help leaders avoid finding themselves, as Nancy did, in a potentially career-damaging situation.
All Management Is Change Management
November 01 | Robert H. Schaffer, Founder, Schaffer Consulting | Comments (0)
Change management is having its moment. There’s no shortage of articles, books, and talks on the subject. But many of these indicate that change management is some occult subspecialty of management, something that’s distinct from “managing” itself. This is curious given that, when you think about it, all management is the management of change.
Leaders Aren’t Great at Judging How Inclusive They Are
November 01 | Jack Zenger, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zenger Folkman | Comments (0)
Many organizations today are making concerted efforts to become not only more demographically diverse but also more inclusive and welcoming of difference. The latter is much harder to measure than the former. It’s not that hard to count the percentage of women or people of color in your organization, but how can you tell if leaders in your organization are genuinely welcoming?