Author Archive | Dan McCarthy

Replacing the Performance Review

Guest post from Dr. Tim Baker There is considerable and contestable debate in blogosphere and elsewhere about the viability of the performance review. One group – a minority – thinks that it is working very well and shouldn’t be tampered with. Another group thinks that with some modifications, the performance review will be fine. Yet […]

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The Number One Reason Employees Get Sick….Perceived Unfairness at Work

Guest post from Ken Nowack: “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” – Anonymous Recent studies confirm that emotional hurt and rejection, whether part of social interactions or the perception of inequitable and unjust workplace conditions can actually trigger the same neurophysiologic pathways associated with physical pain and suffering […]

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The Power of Expressing Vulnerability as a Leader

Guest post from Eduard Ezeanu: Expressing vulnerability is an interesting experience; especially for a leader. When you express vulnerability, you expose your weaknesses as a person and as professional, making yourself more open to any potential external attack. When I coach people in management and leadership positions, more often than not I discover that they […]

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Success is Overrated – How to Fail Beautifully

Guest post from Lisa Demayo:   “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” —Paulo Coelhon                                             Successful people fail. And they fail with frequency. They fail not because they’re not good enough, but because they were brave enough to show up.                                                   Failure is one of […]

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Are you a Trusted Leader?

Guest post from Gregg Lederman: Are you a trusted leader at work? You may be a bit caught off guard by this question, since it’s not something most managers and leaders are often asked, nor is it something managers and leaders frequently ask themselves. Take a moment to reflect on this question. Do the people […]

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Leadership Lessons from the Banking Upheaval

Guest post from Jean-Marc Laouchez, Hay Group:   “Banking is no longer somewhere that you go, it’s something that you do.” – Brett King, Banking 3.0 When was the last time you visited a bank branch? My kids have never seen the inside of one. Chances are they never will. Brett King’s quote sums up […]

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How to Create Millennial Leaders in Your Organization

Guest post from Dan Schawbel: Companies of all sizes have a new generation that’s quickly rising up the ranks. 15 percent of Millennials, also referred to Generation Y, are already managers. These workers are born between 1982 and 1993, making them students and young professionals. Millennials are often misunderstood and are positioned in the media […]

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Leadership as Selflessness

Guest post by Al Gini and Ronald M. Green: With the great Nelson Mandela struggling with health issues, we’ve been thinking a lot about the general phenomenon of leadership. Mandela is clearly one of the great leaders of our time. His example convinces us that ethical leaders display deep selflessness and an absence of the […]

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Inconsistent Bossing: A Surefire Way to Disengage

Guest post from Nicole Lipkin: We all have those days when our words and actions don’t come out the way we intended. Or we take our stress out on others. We intend to give a compliment or a simple criticism and it instead sounds more critical than we really feel. Between friends, a simple “I’m […]

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