The best of our society are those brave men and women who selected service in support of country over self. Our way of life and our hope for the future rests on the foundation so many have labored so long and sacrificed so much for in our still young country. To those who serve today, [...]
Instead of worrying about career planning, treat your professional work as a series of adventures and explorations, and prepare accordingly.
Most executives and CEOs agree on the importance of identifying and developing leadership talent in their firms. However, many emerging leader developpment programs have one or more key gaps. This article identifies four of the most common gaps and offers ideas to eliminate them and improve results.
Remote work policies are under fire in technology and other pioneers of this practice. IBM's recent announcement that all remote workers must either rejoin a physical IBM location or leave the company is the latest example. After a decade of living and supporting remote working in my technology companies, I still see some pros and cons, but it is not a binary issue.
The transition from peer to boss is awkward, clumsy, and filled with opportunities to misstep. This article offers 9 ideas to help guide you through this process.
I hate learning about interesting leaders once they are gone. The same goes for remarkable musicians, except the musician’s output lingers, potentially inspiring new generations. The leader’s wisdom fades along with those they touched directly. Here's some wisdom worth passing on via your own actions:
Almost every manager can relate to having to navigate a toxic employee situation. If managed improperly (or ignored), it can actually make you ill. This article offers some guidance on dealing fairly and firmly with this situation.
The transition from contributor to manager is awkward, clumsy, and filled with potential pitfalls. My two new First-Time Manager mentoring programs are designed to help ease the transition and increase the odds of success.
It's easy to fall into the trap of telling versus asking. Telling is fast and ensure that the work gets done to your standards. It's also the height of laziness and a profoundly powerful way to show your lack of respect for your team members. Try asking instead of telling. You will be surprised with the results.
Enjoy those days when all seems to be good in the universe. Just watch out for that reality check about to blindside you!