Articles by Elizabeth Taylor


uber set up jeff jones to fail
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Lethal Corporate Culture

Will Uber’s Leadership Become A Revolving Door?

Jeff Jones, the man hired to be President of Uber, resigns after only 6 months. Jones formerly worked as chief marketing officer at Target before leaping to head Uber’s marketing and operations. In a statement to Recode, Jones explained his abrupt departure, “It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that…

ancient executives
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They’ve been around the block

“Back in My Day”—What Older Executives Can Offer the Team

It’s no secret Millennials have been set loose on the work force. Since 2015, they are the largest generation making up the current work force, bringing with them flatter hierarchies and digital know-how. Therefore what can the set of older executives contribute to a more democratic organisational landscape and a digitised era? For one, they…

Downsizing is Hard
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Your Downsizing Strategy

Downsizing is Hard, But It Doesn’t Have to Be

Amongst managers, the most intimidating process is letting an employee go due to company downsizing. Firing a disruptive employee is one thing, but letting employees go that are productive and reliable colleagues is entirely different consideration. Therefore managers need to approach such a situation with sensitivity and a clear process. Franco Gandolfi, Professor of Management…

Suit Up for The Ultimate Psychological Trick When Doing Salary Negotiations
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A terrible joke might be the best way to increase your paycheck. Trust us.

Suit Up for The Ultimate Psychological Tip for Salary Negotiations

Seeing a low salary on an applicant’s resume is a cause for a potential employer to offer a candidate a lower salary than planned. Earlier this year, Massachusetts became the first state in the U.S. to ban inquiries about a candidate’s past salary. In psychology, it’s a widely-dispersed concept of when a person is exposed…

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Is Your Boss Tracking You Through Your Wearable?

Is your boss tracking you through your wearable device? In 2014, the USAA banned Google Glass from the workplace. Their concern was that workers might record video or audio. However, employers are now pro-wearables when it comes to their employees. In fact, an increasing number of employers advocate wearable devices as part of their corporate…