I attended the pilot retreat, along with eight other women in Boonville, Calif. One could describe the retreat with words like connection, reflection, sun-brushed hillsides and fireside conversations... But I would just use the word magic.
Product managers need a visual roadmap. Why? If you do not know where you are going, you cannot expect to get there -- or build a great product while you are at it.
There is no doubt that pop culture has shaped America's image of a great boss. When the majority of people picture a great leader, they think of someone outspoken, personable and attractive, quick with input and an opinion, inclusive of others yet demanding attention from them at the same time.
You should never change your focus on treating your staff as valued partners. Doing that one thing builds and sustains trust and engagement to achieve your vision.
I will use interchangeable pronouns in my description, since gender has no bearing on my view of what constitutes an ideal leader. I will list out below the key building blocks of that leader.
There is a minivan in front of me and I refer to the woman I assume is driving it. I see a big pickup truck and I picture a man driving it. When I pass by and I see I was wrong, I realize, again, how deep the biases are.
When Twitter went public in 2013, it was given a 24 billion dollar valuation -- 12 times higher than the New York Times.
Part 2 - Leading Special Forces for Sustainability, A Conversation with Mr. Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustaina...
Timothy Leary popularized the saying, "Turn on, tune in, and drop out," during the 1960s. But as our electronic devices threaten to overwhelm our relationships, our senses, and our peace of mind, I suggest a new one for the foreseeable future
When did the word "grace" vanish from our corporate vocabulary? I used it recently to describe a colleague as "full of grace," and saw puzzled faces. So I did a quick search online and found that the use of the word has plummeted in recent years.
What each of these leaders did have in common was the ability to connect with and motivate the masses. They were also able to bring disparate groups of people together to work in harmony and fight for their mission.
When done properly, mentoring is an effective leadership development tool that can increase employee retention and engagement. The mark of a true leader is measured by his or her ability to create more leaders. If you invest in your employees, they will invest in your company.
Increasingly now in the Information Age, when we want answers we can find them everywhere. Online we find expert videos, blogs, articles and white papers, and offline there are books, newsletters and magazines.
Much has been said about the moral dimension of the VW diesel deception. The company betrayed its customers, the public, and the planet by building "defeat devices" into 11 million of its cars (devices designed to switch off emission controls whenever the car is in normal use).
Through our research and client projects over the past decade, we have identified that candor is the behavior that best predicts high performing teams and the single most important success factor in transformation and change.
Whether you use "I don't know" or "I can't say," be ready: what happens next is... awkwardness. At a minimum, you've just broken the unspoken social norm that conversational questions are to be answered, not avoided.