Recently, Google reported the updated results of its Project Oxygen. Begun in 2008, the project sought to list the qualities of the company’s best managers. The updated list provides an opportunity for
According to This Employment Study, The Top Reason for People Switching Jobs in 2018 Will Make You Laugh
In a weak job market, it's common for employees to stay put and not switch jobs for obvious reasons. That is no longer the case. According to a Bloomberg employment report released last week, 2017 was
A few years ago I decided to take my wife and teenage children on a European tour. I was of the opinion that I would not like the experience, but agreed to go because of pressure from my spouse and children.
According to Gallup, only 32 percent of employees in the U.S. are engaged--involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and workplace. When you expand the sample worldwide, those numbers
Today more than ever, organizations rely on the energy, commitment and engagement of their workforce in order to survive and thrive in the twenty-first century. As a former Navy SEAL, I can assure you
How do you motivate employees? It's not always about higher wages. Or a comfortable chair. Or making sure there are free bagels in the break room. In my experience, motivating someone on your team is about
Introverts often don’t think they will enjoy leadership roles and so are less likely to go for the top job, new research finds. In fact, introverts in our study thought they would be worried and distressed
Thank-you notes go a long way toward strengthening business relationships, particularly between business leaders and lower-level workers. Subsequently, good managers and executives make it a point to quick
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has successfully toed that line as he has led companies like AOL and Google. He said the advice he got when he was younger, and now shares with his own children, focuses on three
We Overcommit Because We Don’t Want to Disappoint. But Then We Disappoint Because We’re Overcommitted
We live in a culture of “yes.” We don’t want to disappoint our bosses, colleagues, families, or friends, so we say “yes” as often as we can manage. Oftentimes, we say “yes” when we should say “no.” There’s
Paula is a new manager. That’s the good news. The bad news is that she was handed a leaky bag. The branch she will now manage has some long-standing norms she sees as unproductive and possibly unethical.
One of the most difficult parts of a manager’s job is giving feedback. In a survey of 7,631 people, we asked whether they believed that giving negative feedback was stressful or difficult, and 44% agreed.
Do you work with someone who isn’t a team player? Maybe they’re overly focused on completing and promoting their own work. Or they don’t chip in when everyone else is scrambling to meet a deadline or a
Uber’s issues should have leadership everywhere asking, “How healthy is our culture?” Many people in Silicon Valley knew about Uber’s “hyper-masculine, hyper-aggressive” company culture, but looked the
We all know the abysmal statistics on women in leadership roles. And that sexism, and our society's general discomfort with women in positions of authority are largely to blame. But women ourselves can--and
A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer. The reason?
It's easy to get caught up in your business's cool ideas. You've invested countless hours (not to mention money) into everything from naming your company to getting a business credit card. If you're just
Admittedly, it took me years to realize that success is achieved not over long periods of time, but instantaneously in life's brief, honest moments. I can remember each instance when a thought or belief
What do you think about when you hear the word vulnerability? For many people, the term is linked to negativity, such as software weaknesses, personal mistakes, or professional danger. But a new wave thinking
There are very few leadership transitions like being a newly commissioned officer in the military. Typically, on graduation day from a military academy, ROTC program or Officer Candidate School program,