What Would You Do If Your CEO Got Swine Flu?

Kris Dunn Leadership, Tanya Barham

Get Well Soon, CEO! Finding an executive manager is never easy. And once you do find a fearless leader, myriad cultural, economic and – yes – even personal health issues can threaten to throw the whole situation off the rails. “The impact of replacing senior managers, especially due to sudden health issues, is even more acute than normal turnover. A study …

Goals vs. Commitments, Again… Because Jessica is Committed to Making Us Discuss This Further.

Jessica Lee Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Jessica Lee, Leadership, Performance

I had this back and forth conversation last week with Laurie Ruettimann over at Punk Rock HR on this notion of goals versus commitments. Let’s rewind and revisit the chat: Microsoft has employees establish commitments rather than setting goals. Me?I like the positioning of it – commitments seem to tie back to an employee’s values and therefore, it feels deeper. …

Communication. Is. Everything.

jasonseiden Jason Seiden, Leadership

Everything you do is part of your communication to the world. Everything. Even when you’re walking alone, you’re communicating. Your clothes, your gait, the expression on your face… they are all being read by others… at all times. If I tell you a story about a client who found himself in a political fight because he had unintentionally walked by …

You Can Live Without SHRM, Trust Me…

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee, Leadership

I talk a lot of junk about SHRM – and there are plenty of reasons to make jokes (if you care to, revisit some of the reasons by going here, and here, and here). But this isn't about poking at the SHRM beast with my little dagger. Let's stop and have a quiet moment of reflection. What do you get …

Leadership is Amoral, or Why You Want Them On That Wall…

jasonseiden Jason Seiden, Leadership

So, someone Twitters a leadership quote by Bennis. I jump into the fray with a leadership quote by Kotter: “No one has yet figured out how to manage people into battle. They must be led.” The first someone Twitters back. She’s not sure that taking people into war should be considered “leadership.” To which I say: Like hell it shouldn’t. …

HR: 4 Simple(?) Steps to Improving Your World…

jasonseiden Jason Seiden, Leadership

They’re baaack… The former chairman of NASDAQ, Bernard Madoff, arrested for fraud. The Governor of Illinois, arrested for corruption. Merrill Lynch CEO, John Thain, requests a $10 million bonus after a fire sale. (Maybe he was jealous that Lehman’s CEO, Dick Fuld, got himself punched in the face?) Republic Windows’ union holds BofA over a barrel for daring to do …