This is what teamwork and collaboration looks like at its best: This is what it looks like at it’s worst: Here are three signs you are stuck in a collaboration sheep cyclone: You have a recurring meeting and the agenda items haven’t changed in over a month You propose a ridiculous idea as a joke […]
Last week Cy Wakeman released her new book The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace. I want to start by applauding Cy for pulling no punches as she delivers her perspective on how to be successful at work. It comes down to one thing and really only one thing – taking accountability for your own behavior. […]
It took me a long time to read Give and Take although not for the reason you might think. While I did find that Adam Grant has a tendency to repeat himself from time to time, overall I found the book to be thought provoking. I often put it down to consider a point and […]
Last Thursday I got a chance to hear Sheryl Sandberg speak at an event put on by The Commonwealth Institute. Overall I wasn’t surprised by much of the content since I’d already read the book (here’s my review of Lean In). But at one point Sheryl made a comment that I hadn’t heard before. The […]
Sheryl Sandberg is everywhere right now. Turn on CNN and she’s talking to Soledad O’Brien. Pull up Harvard Business School’s website and she’s the lead story. She’s talking to Oprah. Her book launch was the talk of the twitterverse and everyone wants to weigh in on whether she’s a genius and an icon of women’s […]
This is fantastic – Eddie Obeng about the changed world we live in and how to cope with it. Looking for more ideas on how to grow your management and leadership skills? Why not join the Survive Your Promotion group on LinkedIn? Share management and leadership resources, ask questions, make connections and help other emerging […]
In the last few months I’ve been asked for my best advice on how to get ahead at work and I always have the same answer – have perspective. What’s perspective? Know the big picture: You need to understand what your company does and what your boss does. Get to know why customers buy your […]
In 2007 Best Buy implemented a Results Only Work Environment or ROWE. They took the bold step of allowing their employees to work when they wanted, where they wanted, and to measure only the results and not the time spent in the office. The result? 40% more productivity, and a 90% reduction in voluntary turnover. Is a ROWE for you?