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The High Cost of Bad Managers

The High Cost of Bad Managers

According to several polls, over 50% of employees who quit their jobs cite the manager as the reason. People join an organization for several reasons, such as company culture, career opportunities, compensation, the mission of the organization and its reputation....

Deciding How to Decide

There are many skills/capabilities and characteristics that a person needs in order to be an effective manager. To me, any such list should include that a manager:  1. Consider the possibilities. Critical thinking skills are essential to turn things upside down...

The High Cost of Poor Executive Hiring Decisions

One of the services that I frequently provide is helping companies evaluate C-level job candidates, for positions such as CEO, CFO, COO, CTO, Chief HR Officer, GM, and heads of sales and marketing. Typically, the candidates have been identified and vetted by an...

For Leaders, Relationships are Key at Work

I deal with business owners, C-level leaders, and mid-level managers nearly every day, and a too-common challenge I see is that many view employees more as objects and as a means to an end than as people. More as tools to be directed, managed, and coordinated than...

Moral Leadership

Fortune magazine, in their September 15, 2017 issue, published an article by Dov Seidman entitled "Four Pillars of Moral Leadership." It is based on the guiding precept that while the rules of engagement in business seem to be ever-changing, there are basic...