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In the midst of our intense discussion, Dom, a vice president at a financial management firm, told me, “I don’t need great rapport, I just want Karl to show respect by doing what I ask.”
Dom wanted to prepare this smart professional for a more senior role and was very frustrated by repeated failed attempts to help Karl increase his business development abilities.[…] Continue Reading »
Those of us who never knew or interacted with the late David Carr can do little to add to the tributes from the past few days.
Those of us in media can try to be better editors, reporters and writers in his vein, but we’re not likely to be that good. Not me, or most of us.[…] Continue Reading »
Research into why some people make it into executive leadership, and some people don’t, has illuminated an interesting phenomenon. It turns that that while mentors talk to you, helping you work more effectively in the corporate culture, sponsors talk about you in positive ways — mentioning you for a plum job behind closed doors or pointing out great work you did to a person who can help you advance.[…] Continue Reading »
Of course you’re already a good boss, or you wouldn’t be reading this article. You may even be a great boss. But how do you stay at the top of your game? You do it by modeling great boss behavior on a daily basis.
Of course, you don’t get up every morning, look at that face in the mirror, and proclaim, “I’m going to be a great boss today.” Instead, you spend a little time on introspection and make some key personal decisions.[…] 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 »