There is no shortage of advice for how to navigate power dynamics within organizations — from managing toxic or exceptionally gifted subordinates to dealing with unpredictable and narcissistic bosses. Researchers have devoted entire careers to systematically cataloging the many ways in which those who have power differ from those who lack power with respect to [...]
When you are an adult, it is hard to make new friends. I myself used to be real weird about it. At a party, for example, a potential friend might ask about my favorite sandwich.
Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of knowledge workers was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."
There's an epidemic plaguing many companies these days: Worker burnout. A worker who used to take the lead on projects becomes uncommunicative in meetings. Talented people start shirking their responsibilities and watch their careers stall. Others struggle to get out of bed in the morning, feeling as though they couldn't possibly do one more thing.
Mentorship comes in many flavors. It doesn’t always work unless leaders bear in mind a few common principles.
Our favorite social media feeds have become increasingly full of politics and sponsored advertising at a time when many people are logging in to logout of reality. According to a recent article titled “Social Media is Dead” by CEO Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite, a social relationship platform, “more content than ever is being shared- photos, [...]
[Non-Lottery] “And the Winner Is Not La La Land”: What We Can All Learn from Last Night at the Oscars
Look let’s face it we all make the odd mistake at work.
A well mapped out marketing campaign should include digital elements, as well as traditional marketing methods.
A change is sweeping through retail and it’s not what everyone assumes it is. We may think the internet is changing shopping forever, and it certainly is, but another unspoken dynamic is everywhere, it’s the bifurcation of retail.
If you’ve ever received feedback that you “need to be more strategic,” you know how frustrating it can feel. To add insult to injury, the feedback rarely comes with any concrete guidance on what to do about it. One of my coaching clients, Lisa, a vice president of HR, was in this situation and explains, [...]