Karen Gordon

21 Added | 2 Magazines | @KarenGordon2017 | CEO of 5 Dynamics, contributing writer focusing on human performance optimization and leadership.

How to Make Yourself an Invaluable Asset to Your Employer

In my thirty-plus year career, I have learned that there are two types of employees: those that think they know it all and those who are always open …

Self-improvement

Making M&A Magic: Managing the Human Factor When Companies Collide

CEOs assessing a potential merger or acquisition are typically laser-focused on the financial implications of the deal: “How could this opportunity …

Management
Employment

Virtual Teams Are Here to Stay: Four Tips for Maintaining Efficient Collaboration

Working with remote teams is more the norm today than the exception. With cloud-based technologies, working remotely can be effective and inclusive, …

Project Management

How Karen Gordon Is Using Technology To Create Better Leaders

How Karen Gordon Is Using Technology<p>Create Better Leaders<p><i>Photo Courtesy of Business Insider</i><p>The art of leadership can be indeed complicated. A blend …

Project Management

Three Problems with the “New Science of Teamwork”

A few weeks ago, I was shopping at Whole Foods when I noticed the latest copy of Harvard Business Review. Splashed across the front page was, “The …

Neuroscience and Collaboration: Understanding the Brain for Better People Management | The CEO Magazine Blog

<i>Karen Gordon, CEO, 5 Dynamics</i><p>What does neuroscience have to do with cooperation and collaboration? In a word, everything. The brain is made up of …

I've Got 99 Problems, But People Aren't One of Them

Credit: Karen Gordon/5 Dynamics<p>I have been a CEO for nearly 20 years. During this time, I have learned a great deal about people, especially other …

Leadership

Finding the Balance Between Success and Satisfaction

When evaluating achievements in life – personal or professional – we often view these experiences through two lenses: success and satisfaction. These …

How to Create Happy People That Save Your Company Money

Looking to keep employees happy? Careful, you’ll tumble head first into endless articles that tell you WHAT to do—give feedback, align people with …

Avoid Employee Burnout by Allowing Your Employees to Spend Time Doing What They Love

Let’s be honest: We all have aspects of our jobs that we love and others we loathe. Some people thrive when delving into research, while others are …

Healthcare HR’s Involvement in Clinical Education and Training

Continuing education for clinical staff is vital to ensure your employees provide the top level of care. But at some organizations there may be …

What's the Future of Workplace Communication?

Once upon a time, to communicate with your co-workers, you would have to meet them in the break room, catch them after hours or maybe just give them …

No Easy Road: The Psychology of Entrepreneurship

No Easy Road:<p>The Psychology of Entrepreneurship<p>Entrepreneurs, both immigrants and American-born, have built America from the ground up into the world …

Why Your Employees Hate Teamwork

Credit: RawPixel/Shutterstock<p>Teamwork is a source of major frustration in the workplace — so much so, that it causes many employees to consider …

What’s the Future of Workplace Communication?

Once upon a time, to communicate with your co-workers, you would have to meet them in the break room, catch them after hours or maybe just give them a call.<p>Then this little thing called the internet emerged and changed everything. Internet then lead to email which quickly became the go-to means of …

Virtual Reality

Technology may offer the solution to personality clashes at work

“People problems” can doom an organization like nothing else. Arguments, head-butting, avoidance and scapegoating are just a few bad behaviors that …

Psychology
Personality

How These Entrepreneurs Managed Team Dynamics As Their Companies Grew

Often, it's easy for a small startup team to work together effectively. It's only when the company grows that the troubles begin.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back in 2009, at a street festival in Cambridge, Mass., Todd Horton founded KangoGift alongside a team of …

Employee Engagement