Marjorie Smalls

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Reinvention: The 5 Different Leaders You Need to Become To Stay Effective

You’ve heard it said here more than a few times, you are the hardest person you will ever have to lead.<p>How do I know that? Because I’m the hardest …

Leadership

Millennials Are Raising the Bar for Leaders

We’ve heard plenty of managers gripe about the entitled Millennials and the impact they’re having on the workforce. But before I get to that, let’s …

Leadership Development in the Age of the Algorithm

Artwork: Adam Ekberg, Pencils in Drop Ceiling, 2005, ink-jet print<p>Log on to your Facebook page, look at the column on the right, and you will see ads that seem uniquely relevant to you. Same for me: My page has an ad directing me to a site where I can check in on a particular high school graduating …

The guideposts to follow for ethical leadership

There are many well-known formulas for leadership, but few for ethical leadership. Good leaders are ethical leaders, and many would welcome a clear guide to help them sort through the moral challenges they face.<p>Linda Fisher Thornton, a Richmond, Va.-based consultant, has long realized that we need …

Why A Corporate Culture of 'Kindness' Is Great For Your Brand

Last week I wrote about how you can make employees proud to represent your brand, and part of that has to do with your culture. Some companies create an authentic culture that works uniquely for them. When other companies try to replicate it they fail. Some successful companies have a <i>je ne sais</i> …

The Workplace

A Very Helpful Rubric to Help You Integrate Twitter in Your Teaching

December, 2014<br>A few days ago we shared with you a set of useful tips to help you integrate Twitter in your instruction. Today, we have come across …

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

Why It's So Hard for Millennials to Find a Place to Live and Work

The paradox of the American Dream: The best cities to get ahead are often the most expensive places to live, and the most affordable places to live can be the worst cities to get ahead.<p>So what'll it be: Dayton or San Francisco?<p>Alright, so that's not the most common choice for young people getting …

Millennial small biz owners more optimistic than older generations

Young small business owners are far more optimistic than their older counterparts and more convinced that they are tech savvy, according to two …