Welcome to the platform thinking era

Platform Thinking

How the psychology of change, coupled with fear, cripples a lot of executive decision-making. Continue Reading

Leadership skills list: Self-reflection should be, uh, high

Leadership Skills List

Self-awareness is way more valuable to have as a manager than “revenue-generation skills.” Continue Reading

2017 is when your recruitment methods change. Right?

Recruitment methods

Bellow about headcount, screech about the skills gap, rush to hire without context, and then wonder why your team is whiffing on goals. Sound familiar? 2017 can be the year we stop it. Continue Reading

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Intelligent questions: The strategic importance

Intelligent Questions

“I don’t need questions,” a manager bellows, “I need f’n solutions!” Right — but the solutions usually come from asking the right Qs. Here’s how to tame this dragon of a process. Continue Reading

Leadership pipeline: Let’s get it right

Leadership Pipeline

Let’s stop with the bluster, BS, and excuses. Continue Reading

The attention to detail paradox

Attention to Detail

If you’re hitting your real targets, your “attention to detail” can be sloppy as hell. But if your boss doesn’t like you, this will keep you in a box. Continue Reading

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Talent management strategy should leave HR

Talent Management Strategy

I know: let’s put the acquisition of people — a company’s biggest cost and greatest resource — into the hands of a department that executives barely care about. This will end super well. Continue Reading

How to quit your job (and train your dragon)

How to quit your job

Hint: less emotional grenades and psychological napalm, and more preparation and transparency. Continue Reading