You Can’t Afford a Manager from Hell

Bob Sutton calls them assholes. Perhaps a bit too descriptive for some. Managers from Hell make work life unbearable. Certainly all organizations have their group of managers that trigger morning drudgery in employees’ routines getting ready for work. Listing the effects of mean managers, asshole-managers or managers-from-Hell on the workplace would generate a too-familiar list […] Read moreRead More»

Changes Millennial Leaders Represent and Infographic

What makes Millennials tick? What characterizes the leaders emerging from this generation? Early in 2013, Telefonica partnered with The Financial Times to undertake “the largest and most comprehensive” global survey ever of 18-30 year olds (over 12,000 people across 27 countries, in 6 regions). The results make fascinating reading. Here are the key themes: Technology […] Read moreRead More»

Customers Expect SOCIAL in Your Social Media Leadership

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by an Italian newspaper regarding online marketing and social media best practices. Since most of our readers probably missed that one, I figured I’d share my answers here. What about your work? What is your story and your educational path? I majored in philosophy and psychology at William […] Read moreRead More»

“Referral Economy”: Is Your Company Missing the Best Candidates?

What would it mean to the success (or failure) of your business if you were missing 70% of the most eligible college grads out there. They never even considered you, because they’re finding jobs through social referrals, not job boards? Yes. Seventy. Percent. So how do employers attract the most talented graduates? YouTern CEO Mark […] Read moreRead More»

4 Culture Elements to Increase the Number of Women Executives

In yesterday’s post I raised the possibility that the number of women in C-level leadership positions may be lower because many women define success differently and therefore may not aspire to these roles. My premise was women tend to desire a multi-dimensional life, which is difficult, if not impossible, to attain as a C-suite executive […] Read moreRead More»

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