Management

A Googler and leadership coach shares a 10-second strategy she used to stop feeling like a ‘miserable failure’

By the time Rachael O'Meara took her sabbatical from Google, she was feeling pretty down on herself.<p>While she'd once been a superstar employee, in the past few months her boss had told her in no uncertain terms that she wasn't meeting expectations.<p>As she writes in her new book, "Pause: Harnessing …

How To Become A More Decisive Leader

There is a pervasive myth in business that the best leaders are the ones that make the best decisions. However, recent studies have shown that this isn’t necessarily the case.<p>According to a recent study published in Harvard Business Review, one of the four things that set successful CEOs apart is …

How To Tell If Your Leader Is Ruining Employee Retention

What drives retention? Leaders: the flesh and blood humans in charge. From managers to CEOs, the boss has a huge impact on retention. For all the bells and whistles we create to drive engagement and ensure retention, it won’t mean a thing if an organization’s badly led.<p>The national unemployment …

From Burning Millions to Turning Profitable in Seven Months — How HotelTonight Did It

<i>This article is by</i> <i>Sam Shank, CEO and co-founder of</i> <i>HotelTonight. At First Round’s CEO Summit, Shank shared how his team and he turned the business</i> …

The One Leadership Gap That Can Make You Great

In this episode of the Branding Blowout podcast, I interviewed Lolly Daskal, CEO and founder of Lead from Within, a leadership consulting firm. Lolly's extensive cross-cultural experience spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. Her new book <i>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between</i> …

A Googler who was struggling at work explains how 2 scary sentences from her boss’ boss changed everything

Rachel O'Meara had met multiple times with her direct boss to discuss her poor performance.<p>An account manager leading a customer support team at Google, O'Meara was trying her best, but still struggling to meet expectations.<p>Her boss, Margaret, would tell her: "You need to be a more effective …

How To Be The Boss You Always Wish You Had

How can you be the boss that nobody wants to leave?<p>We all remember that one leader, boss, or manager that inspired us to grow and become better. They challenged us when necessary and coached us when we were lost. Or maybe you never had a boss that truly understood your potential, but sorely wish …

4 Ways To Prove To Your Boss That You’re Ready To Lead

It’s a common phenomenon. We all reach a point in our career where we’ve become extremely good at our jobs and wonder how to take our skills to the next level—to lead others. Some of us are quickly promoted to leadership. And, some of us aren’t.<p>Of course, the reasons some people get promoted to …

4 Ways To Prove To Your Boss That You’re Ready To Lead

It’s a common phenomenon. We all reach a point in our career where we’ve become extremely good at our jobs and wonder how to take our skills to the next level — to lead others. Some of us are quickly promoted to leadership. And, some of us aren’t.<p>Of course, the reasons some people get promoted to …

5 Conversations You Absolutely Need To Have With Your Boss

What are the five conversations you <i>need</i> to have with your boss?<p>Whether you’ve just been promoted or newly hired, it’s difficult to adjust and find clarity in new circumstances. Face the challenge and talk things out with your boss with these five conversations, guaranteed to bring you peace of mind …

Lucy Kellaway: ‘One Minute Mentoring’ is thin and formulaic

The One Minute Manager was first published more than 30 years ago and is one of the most successful management books of all time. It is agreeably …

Lucy Kellaway: ‘One Minute Mentoring’ is thin and formulaic

The One Minute Manager was first published more than 30 years ago and is one of the most successful management books of all time. It is agreeably …

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