Succession planning can be an unwieldy, daunting endeavor. There are so many activities to complete that even the most experienced HR leaders still wonder if they are missing anything.Read more
Last year I read something that said that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg only has one rule/guideline when it comes to hiring people.
One rule? Really? That's it?
I am often blown away by the sheer volume of entities who provide “leadership development.” How would a conscientious person know where to start?
Here's a thought: Decide first if you want to develop leaders, or develop leadership.Read more
Want to know the future of performance management? It's pretty simple — you'll be talking to your employees about their performance every single day.Read more
In my role as psychologist, I have evaluated over 4,000 individuals – usually with regards to learning difficulties they are experiencing. In my feedback sessions, I often share with parents the core characteristics that make individuals successful in life. (I define “life success” as becoming an independent functional adult, having healthy relationships, and experiencing a level of happiness and contentment in one’s life.)Read more
"I am unhappy with my boss. … He doesn’t give me feedback. …When she gives me feedback, it’s really vague and unhelpful. ... He doesn’t do what he says he’s going to do. ... She doesn’t tell me what is expected of me. ... He [insert your personal complaint here…]"
I have been hearing this a lot lately, even from smart and accountable people.Read more
Workplace productivity is one of those ongoing issues that business leaders never seem to solve, so it's not surprising that they're still struggling to find the cause of why it goes down.
Well, here's the latest reason ... and would you believe it's texting and cell phones?
I've worked with a lot of leaders over the years, and I could go on all day about the various qualities that separated the good from the bad and the great from the awful.
But, as a story in the Harvard Business Review recently reminded me, there is one critical question that all good leaders get around the asking, and I know this to be true because I have found myself asking it too.Read more