About the author: Dana Theus | SmartBlogs
Something insidious is happening in the cubicles and hallways of America’s big and midsized companies.
Employees who have attained a chunk of the America dream — a steady paycheck, benefits and a rung on the upwardly mobile ladder — are risking an uncertain job market and quitting their jobs in astonishing numbers (more than 2 million a month).[…] Continue Reading »
For years, mentoring has been how many companies and professional associations have hoped to close the leadership gender gap, in which women barely achieve 20% of the C-suite slots and a smaller percentage at the board level despite being half the entry-level workforce. Every leader points to mentors along the way as key to their success, so this focus on mentoring for women makes sense — or does it?[…] Continue Reading »
If you produce excellent results but don’t feel like you’re moving up the leadership ladder (or around the jungle gym) fast enough, take a look to see if your excellent work is holding you back.
Here’s what it feels like to be stuck in the results trap: You do good work, produce good results and expect to be promoted because of it.[…] Continue Reading »
I recently had the chance to talk to a very successful leader about what he thought was the foundational driver of his success. Of course, things like integrity and emotional intelligence came up a lot, but I was struck by his observation about creativity.
“I used to think creativity was reserved for painters and writers,” he said thoughtfully.[…] Continue Reading »
When my youngest son graduated high school this year, I celebrated with a blog post about what I’ve learned about leadership by being a parent.
SmartBlog readers had a lively discussion on the post, and several asked me to address some other lessons learned, including how employees and children are different as well as what role compassion and creativity play in the workplace.[…] Continue Reading »