It's no secret that the majority of employees are disengaged from their jobs, which presents a problem for managers and executives who want to effectively execute on their strategies. At the root of that disengagement is an absence of corporate culture.
Teams will be as versatile and adaptable as their leadership. In some cases, strong and specific direction is called for -- allowing each person to expertly play their part while following within narrow scope and under well-timed guidance might be the best course.
The front page of the New York Times recently blared: 60 Million People Fleeing Chaotic Lands. It went on to say that a rising number of armed conflicts has caused "an unprecedented global exodus that has . . . littered deserts and seas with the bodies of those who died trying to reach safety."
You're stressed. I'm stressed. We're all "crazy busy" and to deal with increasing demands we work longer hours; we multitask; we track, measure and optimize. All the while we sacrifice other values, such as sleep and exercise, healthy eating and family time.
Liza Donnelly is a cartoonist and writer with The New Yorker Magazine, where she has been drawing cartoons about culture and politics for over thirty years.
We do not get to build many things in our lifetime, so what we do build should be great.
Overreliance on myopic analytic models that support wishful outcomes have brought a litany of historical failures, the emergence of ISIS in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, and huge territorial gains for the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Business is not predictable; in fact, outside forces are always creating disruptions that require major shifts in how we work together. We join a company that is headed in one direction, and the next minute it's turning 180 degrees in another direction.
Leadership today, and in the future, will need to blend Trust and Wisdom to meet the developing challenges locally and around the world.
Diversity and debate work for us; isolation and comfort work against us.
Great leadership is indeed a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you're working for one, but even they can have a hard time explaining the specifics of what they do that makes their leadership so effective.
When it comes to making yourself happy, you need to learn what works for you. Once you discover this, everything else tends to fall into place. And making yourself happy doesn't just improve your performance; it's also good for your health.
Letting go is a difficult skill that requires deep self-awareness, willpower, and repeated practice. The noted French author, François de La Rochefo...
92nd Street Y and Ellevate Network announce the launch of their dynamic "Women Who Lead" video series, spotlighting women leaders in business, finance, technology and media. The series features Ellevate Network's Chair, Sallie Krawcheck and other female executives.
You probably have big goals for your company in 2015, but may yearn to approach them in a fresh way. Here are 5 ways CEOs and business leaders can shift themselves and their teams into the right mindset to make transformation happen.
Because so many workplaces don't give employees the ownership they crave, employees essentially "rent" their jobs. Alternatively, Dr. Shane Lopez discovered that people who love their jobs do these five things regularly: