From a time in the not so distant future The President of the United States announced today that “Total Fairness” has finally been achieved in the workplace. The President credited the inspired leadership of the newest federal agency, the Federal Agency for Impartiality and Respect (FAIR) for making fairness possible. In the future organization will… Continue reading When Fairness Rules The Workplace
To the 10-20% of excellent teachers that exist, I apologize and thank you for what you are trying to do. The problem is that most of the other 80% thinks they are in the 20% and do not appreciate the damage their shoddy teaching practices are doing to our youth. Recently Kenneth R. Lutchen wrote… Continue reading Are Lazy Teachers Ruining Generations of Potential Talent?
In today’s “only judge me by my performance” culture apparently a lot of managers are looking beyond the numbers turned in at the end of the day. If a poll by Career Builder is accurate there are at least three major areas that can de-rail a person from upward mobility other than the work they… Continue reading Why You Keep Getting Passed Over For That Promotion
Tony Robbins: What is leadership? What makes a great leader? Often the “leaders” we see on TV or in the media today are figureheads that do what’s popular, but not what’s right. http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2016/04/07/tony-robbins-most-leaders-do-whats-popular-not-whats-right/#78de29d52060 A generation of spineless leaders is emerging. This is not because the leaders start off spineless but it occurs because our society… Continue reading Leadership Nugget # 23: When Polls And Majorities Define Leadership
Quality and skill are becoming less important as more and more employees look for ease in the workplace. Consider the following research: 45 % of employees aspire to achieve work/life balance, which is more than double the number of employees that rank being the best at what they do (17 %) as their top career… Continue reading Leadership Nugget #13: Can Organizations Adapt Enough to Satisfy The Philosophy of Entitlement?
The Availability of Talent Is Deteriorating • 72 % of 400 CEOs surveyed in 83 countries indicated availability of key skills was a major threat to their business. (USA Today 1/20/16) • 65% of business leaders say people applying for jobs right out of college are only “somewhat” prepared for success. 40% say they are… Continue reading Leadership Nugget #6: Is the Decreasing Quality of Public Education Forcing Organizations To Reconsider How They Develop Talent?
Four hundred CEOs in eighty-three countries were surveyed about what they see as key threats to business. There was an amazing degree of consistency on their views. 1. Overregulation – 83% 2. Geopolitical uncertainty (74%) 3. Exchange rate volatility (73%) 4. Availability of key skills (72%) 5. Government response to fiscal deficit and debt burden… Continue reading Leadership Nugget # 5: Do CEOs See Government As The Main Threat To Business?
Having her own personal e-mail server was simply a matter of convenience according to Ms. Clinton. It was too taxing for the Secretary of State to carry two devices: one for her government job and one for her personal e-mail (notwithstanding the iPad, iPad mini and Blackberry she carries). Maybe like the rest of us… Continue reading Is Convenience Becoming Our new Ethical Standard?
What Would You Do? There once was a powerful leader who did not believe laws, rules or policies applied to him. They applied to the average employee but not to someone with his position, wisdom and power. His significant accomplishments alone were reason enough for special treatment. When his violations were uncovered, this leader used… Continue reading King David, Hillary, Abraham, Pogo And Us