The move away from rigid performance reviews is an encouraging trend that began in Silicon Valley. However, no consensus has emerged as to what should replace it. The biggest concern appears to be that any new system will make the existing organization less meritocratic.
Law enforcement organizations and leaders of large corporations don’t often look to each other for ways to improve company culture. Yet in this case, corporate leaders could learn a thing or two from those who patrol the streets. John Katzenback theorizes that the success of the “broken windows” approach to reducing urban crime could provide some valuable lessons.
What is the best way to respond when a colleague announces that they’re moving on? Bill Wiersma offers his professional advice on how you should handle this awkward and sometimes painful situation.
A high-profile Silicon Valley sex discrimination trial hinged in part on a thorny question: What is thought leadership? I spoke with magazine editor to Joel Kurtzman, author Jim Kouzes, and professor of leadership and learning Herminia Ibarra for their thoughts on this subject.
Many organizations are devoting more resources to attracting and retaining women with leadership potential. Then why are we seeing many of these women leave prematurely, step off the leadership track, and not progress as quickly or high as was hoped?
Skilled leaders inspire people to open themselves to new and challenging experiences. René Redzepi, owner and chef of Noma, did just that when he moved his entire staff of 66, from waiters to line cooks, to a restaurant he opened temporarily in Tokyo, Japan. The lessons he learned are instructive to leaders of all kinds.
What does it take to be successful at changing the culture within an organization? In this article I address the subject of peer coaching, an inexpensive and underutilized tool. When each member of a peer coaching pair acts as resource for the other, it provides them with a forum, a process, and a means of support.
Is it a coincidence that “presence” and “present” have the same root? I don’t think so. While mannerisms and dress matter, it is the ine who gives their undivided attention that demonstrates real presence.
You don’t need to head up a large organization or be a boss to benefit from knowing how to be a good leader. Having leadership skills are useful when guiding teams, innovating solutions, and making decisions.
Those in hiring positions like to see candidates with leadership experience. But there’s an important distinction between “emergent” and “traditional” leadership. Emergent leadership experience is more desirable to companies with a collaborative culture.