Opinion

In my previous article, I examined the ways in which I used my business clothing—suits and other androgynous and stiff business attire—to gain access to a fairly male-dominated, conservative work world. I fondly remembered by the bright green suit that I had purchased for my first professional internship at a bank, only to have it…

If your organization is embarking on a talent management initiative of any size or scope with an objective of ensuring a robust pipeline of high potential leaders, one of the most critical questions to ask is: Are we an organization which understands how to, and is good at, providing meaningful feedback? I have been involved…

I love this excerpt from a recent New York Times interview with Amy Schumer where she was asked: “What’s the best book you’ve ever received as a gift?” Whether you like her comedy or not, her reference to The Professional pulls out an inherent truth in how she describes her relationship with fear. “The Professional,” by W. C. Heinz. It…

I’ve been doing a fair bit of reading lately about the challenges inherent within the Leadership Pipeline. While the linked article is now sixteen years old, commentaries continue to flood the leadership spectrum referencing the need for leaders to shift from working in to working on the business. Most of these articles state the need…

As the amount and pace of change in technology, business models, economic interdependence, workplace demographics, etc… continues at a dizzying rate, companies face even more choices for how to operate. A tension that many organizational leaders grapple with as their companies grow, adapt and change, is how much freedom vs. control is needed in individual…