Holacracy – The End of Classic Management?

“Hey Boss, Grab Me a Coffee!”

Most experienced managers gasp in horror at the very mention of “holacracy.” Suddenly, in place of existing hierarchies, everything is put into question. Holacracy means the dissolution of leadership roles – which could be a great chance for a company to grow. But be cautious with this risky management move. Logistically, self-management are comparable to driving…

uber set up jeff jones to fail
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…

advantages of nepotism
Who You Know

Nepotism Is Underrated

Nepotism has a bad rap. We’ve all been here: your company has a job opening… and you personally know someone with the right skill set. Do you take a chance and put the two together?  Why not?! This is the new company culture, where who you know really does matter. And if there has ever been a…

Reading Between the Lines

The Biggest Lie of HR Recruiters? “We’ll Be In Touch.”

Why do so many people hate politics? Is it the performance? Is it the candidates? Is it the awful and mildly uncreative advertisements? Actually, it’s the double-speak. The fact of the matter is that, today, the general public equates political double-speak with definite equivocation. A party with something to hide. A candidate who will renege…

millennials won't manage
Millennials won’t manage

Millennials Are “Over” Management.

Millennials, now the largest segment of the workforce, don’t want to manage. Although Generation X (those born just before the Millennial generation, roughly between the early 1960s and the late 1970s) dominates the C-suite now, Millennials are the next in line. Except that many of them do not want to be there. Studies in the…

personal development
It’s simple.

To Improve Your Life, Improve Yourself.

Do you feel as if you’ve got too much on your plate to focus on personal development and growth? Do your professional commitments overshadow everything, meaning you’re too caught up in the flow of meetings, projects, travel, and other duties to focus on your own goals? If so, it’s time to take stock. Ironically, if…

why your employees aren't taking initiative
Inspiration Counts

Why Your Employees Aren’t Taking Initiative

Why Your Employees Aren’t Taking Initiative Taking initiative requires taking risks; taking risks means you assume responsibility for any resulting failure. This idea is daunting, but if employees remain stagnant, your business will too. Motivating your employees to take initiative, despite the risks, is a challenge many leaders face. Because employees’ desire to take initiative…

is jobhopping a career killer
Time for a change.

Quit Today: Jobhopping Makes Candidates More Attractive.

If you’re paying attention to the epochal shift were sitting through right now, you’ll know that the so-called taboo on job hopping is exactly that: imaginary. At least, it is to anyone under 40 right now. In the last decade, Western and post-industrial countries have witnessed a large inception-like shift to knowledge economies and there’s…

early risers are more successful
Morning Glory

The Secret to Success is a 5 AM Wake-Up Call.

Early risers are more successful in the business world. Here’s why. „The early bird catches the worm.” This motto has been around in American top management as a success formula for years. Today this management style has spread to other corners of the world, and it’s becoming increasingly more accepted. Countless studies and numerous prominent…