How to Integrate (not Onboard) a New Leader into Your Company
The arrival of a new executive is an exciting moment containing both opportunity and risk. The new leader has been selected because they bring expertise that the company needs.
6 ways to get more out of 1:1 meetings
As Josh Bersin pointed out in a great article recently, we’re going through a “Big Reset.” It’s a great time to revisit how we work, and see how we can enhance it. One place to start is with your 1:1 meetings with direct reports. You’ve probably got a few scheduled...
Eight Ways to Assess Talent
I’ve been talking with fellow talent professionals, recruiters, and private equity investors about the art and science of assessing senior level talent. It boils down to eight key methods. Perhaps one of two of those below will be helpful for you. If you are making a...
Accessing your Deep Work
Have you struggled to get important, difficult work done? I can relate to this problem; much of my life has felt like a struggle to concentrate. In middle school, I discovered that it was taking me far longer to write school papers than my classmates. It might take me...
A Lesson from Executive Coaching: Hearing Voices May Be a Good Thing
One of my favorite books from high school was The Old Man and the Sea. What struck me at the time about the book was about how the Old Man talked to himself — he used talking to think out loud, and ponder his situation.
Accessing Your Full Mental Powers When Making Talent Decisions
When investors make an investment in a company, or when executives are running one, they are also making a series of decisions about people. Do I trust this person to get the results we expect? When making a decision of that importance, it stands to reason that you’d...
Thoughts on Leadership Development and Taking the Long Route
As I cycled back to my office from a leadership development meeting in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood on a recent morning, I decided to take a longer route, one that Google Maps had recommended but that I had dismissed.
It’s a Great Time to Be an HR Leader
A new crop of technology tools are easy to adopt and promise to move the needle on each of the most common human capital related bottlenecks.