A while back I had the pleasure of hearing Alan Greenspan talk about innovation. When he agreed to take some questions, I figured I had a shot at some objective thoughts on some of my nature of work theories.
Two-minute videos, uploaded PowerPoint presentations, short articles and blog posts are great for expressing straightforward messages. But some ideas are worth diving into to really flesh out arguments, concepts, and nuance.
This commitment-light management style is not only dis-empowering for the employee, it's debilitating for the owner or manager who, after promises aren't kept or tasks remain undone, feels like 'I'm the only one who cares around here.'
While many board rooms may be discussing the challenges of having to do "more with less" and restructuring to reduce costs and infrastructure, some other are going back to the core that make businesses excel and thrive: the power of its people and leadership from within.
If you don't have people in your life that you regularly feel encouraged, empowered and inspired by, then it's time to "hire up." Seek out friends that will engage, challenge and inspire you on a regular basis.
How to survive in this tough, fast-changing terrain? The following represent the six characteristics that define the immigrant perspective on business leadership that will be essential for business leaders to embrace in 2012.
Even if an organization is able to reorganize in a way that eases out its under-performers, most managers still lack solid hiring skills, and few have a well-developed nose for talent that makes a difference. Here are a few counter-intuitive rules for finding the best talent.
Numerous politicians have stated that the number one concern of the U.S. government should be to focus on jobs, particularly within the manufacturing sector. There are a number of reasons that prove otherwise.