Leadership

How Amazon Embraces Risk As Its Best Friend To Get Out In Front Of Change

Lost in the discussion of Amazon buying Whole Foods is not just the company’s tolerance for risk but why it may not be as risky as you think.<p>As a business leader, I have learned one thing above all – about adverse circumstances: It is a certainty that those who venture more, risk more adversity. …

Management

The 7 unspoken rules new grads need to follow to launch their careers

As a new college grad, you’ve just landed your first, full-time job —congratulations! Now you’re embarking on an exciting new journey into the working world. Launching your career is an exciting and sometimes scary step. It’s tricky to adjust to a new culture, and not everything is written in the …

Opinion

Why up to 7,500 SC teachers, workers could quit next year

Kelly Evans taught for seven years at Lexington High School after he retired in 2009.<p>Evans, 57, worked five of those years because of the Teacher …

Chief Human Resources Officers

Why you’re not going to want to miss our IoT Revolution Symposium

We here at ReadWrite are thrilled to announce the first-ever IoT Revolution Symposium, a half-day event that is designed to give executives in the technology space a crash course in all things Internet of Things — what’s happening in the industry right now, where we think the industry will go, and …

Chief Innovation Officers

Here's Why Mulally Makes Sense For Uber

Though a lot of people have been asking me, I don’t know if Alan Mulally is in the running to replace Travis Kalanick as the new CEO of Uber. But I do know he would be the perfect guy for the job.<p>Why?<p>Two reasons: First, Mulally is just the sort of father figure Uber’s remaining executives need to …

Uber

What you can learn from this adorable puppy who got fired for being “too nice”

5 ways to strike the right balance between kindness and getting ahead at work<p>We can’t all be the top dog.<p>Last week, Gavel, a young German Shepherd, …

Money

Is Neurodiversity The Right Talent Path For Your Organization?

<i>“Neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial for the human race as biodiversity is for life in general. Who can say what form of wiring will prove best at any given moment? Cybernetics and computer culture, for example, may favor a somewhat autistic cast of mind.”</i><p><i>Harvey Blume, Journalist & Autism</i> …

Autism

What about the non-“aggressive” women in tech?

Back in September, I flew to San Francisco to attend the inaugural Women in Product conference. Luck had been on my side to even get a ticket, after …

Management

Internal comms takeaways from the sports world

Athletes say victories start with hard work, practice and training—but what about communication?<p>It makes a bigger difference than you might think in …

Public Relations

Why the NDP leadership presents a daunting choice

Under the radar of most Canadians, New Democrats are in the midst of a fascinating decision about the face they put forward.<p>The leadership contest to replace Tom Mulcair won’t result in a dramatic ideological shift for the federal third party. There is no Jeremy Corbyn-like figure offering a lurch …

Canada

We have emerged! #alaac17 - ALSC Blog

The start of #alaac17 brings the end of the #alaemergingleaders program, which means an informative poster session! And bonus, because it was the …

Management

Accenture Debuts a New Video Designed to Make Us All Better Allies

What do you wish people at work understood about you? How are you invisible to them? What do people get wrong about you?<p>When Accenture asked these …

Accenture

5 Powerful Women Share Their Best Career Advice

A few hundred women gathered at the Dorchester Hotel in London last week for Fortune's sixth annual Most Powerful Women International Summit. The …

Chief Business Officers

1 Sign to Immediately Know Someone Has the Gift of Leadership

This is what will promote a work culture void of backstabbing, gossip, and throwing people under the bus<p>When you think of the word "transparency" in business and the workplace, what immediately comes to mind? Do you cringe at the possibility of being that open? That, perhaps, coworkers, direct …

Business

The Art of Mentorship: 3 Steps for Building Business Leaders

Establishing a mentorship program can help businesses grow, employees succeed and executives lead more effectively<p>A significant majority of women -- 63 percent -- have never had a formal mentor in their career. It goes (almost) without saying that everyone in the global-business community can …

Management

Office Politics Suck--Here Are 5 Ways to Come Out a Winner Every Time

Office politics aren't going away anytime soon, so what can anyone really do? Plenty.<p>Regardless of how much we choose not to be a part of it, office politics often seep into many aspects of our working lives. So, given that office politics aren't going away anytime soon, what can anyone really …

Business

A former Google and Apple exec explains what makes a successful leader

In her book "Radical Candor: Be A Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity," Kim Scott explores finding the sweet spot in management, somewhere between obnoxiously aggressive and ruinously empathetic. She details the traits a person must have to be a successful leader. Following is a transcript …

Management

After Giving 1,000 Interviews, I Found the 4 Questions That Actually Matter

Hiring for culture fit can seem like a mystery, but these 4 interview questions will help you get it right every time.<p>If there's one thing that keeps every founder up at night, it's hiring. Hiring the best talent is a massive and never ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's …

Recruitment

Donald Trump Is Reckless, Erratic And Incompetent, According To Business Leaders Around the World

Thirty-five global CFOs have weighed in on President Donald Trump's managerial skills.

Donald Trump

Confidence, Humility and the Effective CEO.

Confidence enables you to act when things are uncertain. Humility enables you to correct when you've made the wrong move.<p>How does one become an effective CEO? Unfortunately, there’s no manual or detailed step-by-step guide to help you out.<p>In Silicon Valley, where my company BlueVine is based, that …

Management

Talking About Race at Work Might Not Be the Worst Idea After All - Bloomberg

Talking about race has long been taboo in the workplace. From a human-resources perspective, it feels like a legal liability, and no one at any level …

CEOs

Four Keys To Upping Your Leadership To The Executive Level

, CommunityVoice<p>Shutterstock<p>For about 12 years prior to starting our current leadership consulting business, I was hired by private equity firms to lead companies through turnaround situations. The firms recognized that these companies were close to going out of business, and they needed a new …

Management

Respecting Diversity: 3 Qualities Your Young Adult Needs

Your kid will interact with many different people throughout their life. After high school when they move, or go to college, or start working, they will be meeting and forming relationships with people of different ages, races, ethnicities, genders, and more.<p>Many will have different ideologies, …

College & University

Uber and its leadership just learned what it takes to grow up

Silicon Valley and its associated start-ups are often described as having a “Peter Pan” mentality. High jinks are indulged, and an adolescent atmosphere is encouraged. Smart young (or young-seeming) makers develop apps that approximate adult forms of labor and turn their companies into gold. Like …

Uber

How Remote Workplaces Benefit Women

Why are some remote companies better at placing women in leadership roles?<p>Around this time last year, Pew researchers asked more than 1,800 American adults, “What’s holding women back from top jobs?” The top three answers were the same for both business and political positions: That women are held …

The Workplace

You Just Had a Difficult Conversation at Work. Here’s What to Do Next

We’ve all been there: the fluorescent light flickering above, your stomach in knots, voices at the table becoming raised, including your own. Nearly everyone experiences difficult conversations at work, whether with peers, managers, clients, or direct reports. We know they are difficult …

Management

ThirdLove Founder Heidi Zak on How to Develop Authentic Connections

Network on your own terms and timetable.<p>Heidi Zak says she's on a mission to find the perfect bra for every woman. For the last five years, the ThirdLove co-founder and CEO has built a business dedicated to using data, technology and real women’s needs to to find the right fit -- right down to the …

Management

39 Corporate Executives Were Asked to Describe President Trump's Management Style, and Their Answers Were Pretty Brutal

See what they said.<p>Donald Trump ran for president based on his success as a leader in the business world. So what do the chief financial officers of …

Donald Trump

WHY PURPOSE MATTERS

It's not a secret anymore - purpose is a key business driver and fundamental to creating competitive advantage.<p>Our team at People With Purpose have curated a number of research findings that point to the primacy of purpose in achieving superior business outcomes.<p>Start with why to harness the power …

Management

Which Fictional Boss Are You? [Flowchart]

I know I'm literally ten years late to this, but I just started watching <i>Mad Men</i> on Netflix. And guys -- newsflash -- it's a really good show. The old …

Mad Men