Leadership and Management

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Descriptions of the Perfect Employee

Irreplaceably perfect

7 Top CEO’s Describe Their Perfect Employee There is no shortage of advice out there on how to be a good employee. But ever wonder how the world’s preeminent business leaders choose their new hires? These visionaries who run—and in some cases found—billion dollar companies look for particular qualities in the people they give responsibility…

How to manage Millennials
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Managing the Millennial Generation

Mind the Gap

Millennials are now America’s biggest generation – isn’t it time we started paying more attention to the way we manage them? According to information collected by the US Census Bureau, millennials, who are categorised as being born between 1982 and 2000, now exceed 83 million, outnumbering baby boomers by more than 13 million. We spoke to career and…

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…