Leadership

It IS Rocket Science

You’ve likely already heard of Elon Musk, but if you haven’t, this won’t be the last time you’ll see his name. As CEO and Chief Designer at SpaceX, Musk helped lead the organization to becoming the first commercial company in history to successfully recover a spacecraft from Earth’s orbit. As recent as 2012, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial ...

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Bono’s Bad For Business

Within the music industry, some might argue that Bono’s political and philanthropic campaigning might hurt his rock star image and be bad for business. But we think Bono is great for business, in any field. We could talk about his popularity or his band, U2. We could talk about his music which has infiltrated modern culture, leaving lyrics like “with or ...

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The True Detective of Candidate Rejection

Management Monday: Managing Rejection Most Human Resources professionals know that no matter how poorly written a resume or how badly spoken a candidate, it is never appropriate during the employee selection process to treat a candidate with anything less than respect. Unfortunately, employers don’t always stick to that sensible rule when rejecting candidates. In fact, Job Bank Founder, Kelly Blazek, recently made national headlines ...

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The Circus Act

Management Monday: Managing With Work Life Balance Emphasis   Circus jugglers and tight wire walkers aren’t the only people balancing on a daily basis. In 2012, Americans ages 25 to 54 with children dedicated 8.8 hours a day to work, leaving 15.2 hours to eat, sleep, exercise, clean the house, spend time with family and deal with personal obligations, according ...

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Can I Get a Big Mac With a Side of Succession Planning?

Management Monday: Managing Succession Planning McDonalds may not be the business to ask about healthy eating habits, but they do know something about succession planning. They have come to understand the costs and mayhem that are repercussions of losing key roles in the organization. It is thanks to their succession development process that the sudden death of CEO Jim Cantalupo in 2004 did not leave ...

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Leadership of Narcissistic-codependent Human Capital

Recently, I was called by one of my CEO Coachees (we’ll call him Jeff) who was experiencing quite a lot of stress because his organization, AKA he was getting sued for unlawful termination. The short of the story was that apparently a very well liked employee was reported by her direct supervisor to be underperforming and because the organization was a fee ...

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Leadership, Chameleon Style

Mind or Heart? “Think before you act”. This is what we have heard all of our lives. Principles, dogma and models are designed to guide our thinking in avoiding mistakes. However, in truth, there is no model that has accuracy in the form of anything above a correlation. In other words, as the environment around us constantly changes, we are ...

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Texas Church Shooting Leadership Lessons

As a generation Xer, there used to be a time when as an elementary school girl, I walked 10 miles from home to school, in the busy streets of a major city, walked back home, stopped by on the way home, bought a snack from my favorite snack shop with my money in my pocket for snacks, and got myself ...

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Leadership Deficits of Harvey Weinstein

Privacy is a concept very well confused in our culture today.  In an era where almost all of our electronic devices track our everyday move, our psychographics and socio-economic decisions give life to Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to sell the next big thing, without our permission, and social media networks know where we go and what we do and with ...

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Huricane Irma And Our Psychological Wellbeing

We all know that negative thoughts directly impact our happiness.  But did you know that negative thoughts are actually literally poisonous to our psychological and emotional health? Case in Point  Let’s imagine you are sitting in your family room after having watched the news on TV regarding the much anticipated hurricane Irma. You are by yourself and go to bed immediately after, with ...

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