Category Archives: News

Would you Hire Trump?

October 11, 2016   

Would your organization hire Trump? As absurd as it is (after all, Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, has never worked for anyone but himself), it’s a question worth asking.  It also happens to be the very question posed in a New York Times editorial today. As Andrew Ross Sorkin observes, “Given the Republican presidential nominee’s […]

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The Gray Gender Gap

October 8, 2016   

On the surface gender differences in marital status may appear to be disconnected to talent management issues. In fact, they are far more entwined than one might expect. A recently released federal study reveals that across age groups, older men are far more likely to be married than older women. As reported in the New […]

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Theranos – The Concluding Chapter

October 8, 2016   

Over the past 24 months, there have been no shortage of articles about Theranos. First, there were the articles about its turtleneck clad young multi billionaire founder and CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, who started the company in her dorm room at Stanford, dropped out, and eventually found herself luring her former professors away from Stanford as […]

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Corporate Support for Black Lives Matter

October 2, 2016   

This past week, the Black Lives Matter movement found a new ally in a very unlikely place. In an impassioned speech to company employees, Randall Stephenson, the White CEO of AT&T, told his employees that “Our communities are being destroyed by racial tension…and we’re too polite to talk about it.” While such words are not […]

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How Companies Drive Social Change

September 24, 2016   

During the Ebola crisis, a surprising leader emerged, and it was not Doctors Without Borders, the WHO or the Red Cross. Rather, it was Firestone—a company better known for manufacturing tires. What Firestone did was respond quickly and effectively to the first signs of the Ebola outbreak, put appropriate checks in place to identify potential […]

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Fewer PhDs Can Benefit Business

September 16, 2016   

Today, many graduate schools are watching something unfold that they have not seen in decades: declining interest in graduate programs. The latest national data, released just last week by the Council of Graduate Schools, indicates that there has been a 4.3 percent decrease in applicants to graduate schools over the past year. But what does […]

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Should Leaders Make their Health Public?

September 12, 2016   

Within minutes of Hilary Clinton’s near collapse at the 9/11 memorial service in Lower Manhattan, every news outlet and social media platform in the nation was abuzz. From firsthand accounts of her stumble to a street shot of her being helped into a waiting black van by secret service agents, Clinton’s stumble was being recorded, […]

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Embracing Reverse Mentorship

September 11, 2016   

Most organizations have some type of mentorship program in place. When older workers with more experience, more wisdom and often a better sense of humor about the ups and downs of business pair up with younger employees, there is a lot to be gained. But what about the reverse? Can young workers mentor their elders […]

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Linking Performance Reviews & Training

September 9, 2016   

In May 2016, Forbes published an article declaring the performance review to be dead or at least no longer particularly useful. As the contributing writer, Liz Ryan, wrote: “I presided over the annual performance-review process for 10,000 employees and I regret it now. Performance reviews are expensive, time-consuming and pointless. They are worse than pointless […]

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The Over Reliance on Metrics

September 9, 2016   

Guess what? Teams work best in a safe psychological environment. As reported in the New York Times, shortly after Google released the results of its multi-year study on team work, “There were other behaviors that seemed important as well — like making sure teams had clear goals and creating a culture of dependability. But Google’s […]

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