Leadership and Management

hidden talent
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Spotting Special Employees

Turns Out, You May Be Sitting On Hidden Talent

Leaders: promoting from within? You’re doing it all wrong Filling management spots is a common leadership headache. Let’s say you are on the hook to find the right person for an open team lead position. You look at the pool of talent that is already in the company, and consider whether it might be better…

workplace uniform
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Dress For The Job You Want

Hoodies and Sneakers: The New Workplace Uniform

Corporate cultures are shifting, and the workplace uniform with them. The 1980s saw the beginning of the “casual Friday” movement, which allowed employees to shed the ties and high heels once a week for a more comfortable look. That has slowly given way to a dress-down-every-day trend in many offices. When you get a dress code…

teslatization
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Over-Managed & Under-Led

The “Teslatization” of the Boardroom

Jaco Erasmus likes to call it the “boredroom” — the reason why so many C-suite execs are exiting the building, according to him, is because the boardroom is becoming an echo chamber of high-level executives who speak to each other and increasingly operate in a silo while the company chugs along at an alarmingly efficient…

HR disaster
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Uber Knew Better

5 of the Biggest HR Disasters From Respected Companies

The recent (read: long-time-in-the-making) “mishaps” at Uber and Susan J. Fowler’s riptide account of her experience as an employee got us thinking: how do such blatantly obvious HR failures even happen? Which, then, got us digging: what other massive, public debacles have happened in the recent past? As it turns out, the answer is surprising…