Archive for leadership SmartBlogs
We spend so much time in the workplace that relationships are bound to develop — friendly, romantic and problematic. I recently asked Emily Bennington about what professionals should know about office relationships and how to navigate them. Bennington is author of “Who Says It’s a Man’s World: The Girls’ Guide to Corporate Domination” and the founder of AWAKE EXEC mindful leadership coaching for women.[…] Continue Reading »
Bennett Stewart is an expert in shareholder value and corporate performance management, and CEO of EVA Dimensions, a financial technology firm that provides software tools, databases and training and support packages that help companies to test and automate Best-Practice EVA, and investors to earn excess returns alpha. This article was excerpted with permission from the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, from “Best-Practice EVA” (March 2013).[…] Continue Reading »
Can a manager be an effective coach? Some (often, professional coaches) say that they can’t and shouldn’t, because they have too much of a vested interest in the outcome of the coaching and couldn’t possibly be neutral enough to hold back on their opinions.
Then again, a lot of managers think they are already coaching when what they are really doing is a lot of teaching, advising and telling — or, worst case, micromanaging (think Pointy Haired Boss from “Dilbert”).[…] Continue Reading »
Prudential Investments Mutual Funds, part of Prudential Financial, spends a lot of time providing thought leadership with input from Prudential Financial’s affiliated institutional managers. A topic it has recently given much attention to is fixed-income choices in defined-contribution (DC) plans. In 2012, Prudential Investments Mutual Funds published the white paper, Insights on Investing: Fixed Income Options within DC Plans, for the purpose of initiating dialogue with advisors and consultants.[…] Continue Reading »
The following answers and images are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only organization composed of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert-content library and e-mail lessons.
A mistake I made early on was thinking that our employees had the same thought processes and learning tactics that I did.[…] Continue Reading »