Generations Combine vs. Generational Divide?

After seeing the Axios poll on the generational divide in the United States, it may be a good time for leaders everywhere to check and see if their multi-generational workforce is working together or blaming one another. Being aware of why different generations approach work differently will help tailor feedback, structure responsibilities, and reward performance effectively. Generations are different Read more about Generations Combine vs. Generational Divide?[…]

If every day could be like Holi…

As a LinkedIn Learning Insider I write about current events, but these days the news feeds are leaving me a bit exhausted and uninspired. If you feel the same, why not take a break from bankruptcies, guns, indictments, and sexual abuse cases to celebrate Holi today? Holi is a traditional Indian festival of color that celebrates the Read more about If every day could be like Holi…[…]

There are probably 100 billion reasons to love Netflix. Here are my three.

Netflix’s $100Billion market-cap milestone and continued growth is reflective of good management practices. But it takes more than good management to grow a $100Billion company in 20 years, especially when the original competitors (i.e. Blockbuster) are long gone. For leaders looking to grow their business and keep customers happy, here are three ways Netflix knocks Read more about There are probably 100 billion reasons to love Netflix. Here are my three.[…]

Email is not dead, but the BCC should be.

As startups find solutions to innovate email interfaces, email users may have to transform how email is used to make the technology more relevant and productive. First, for all its faults, instant messaging puts conversations in real time. Collaboration tools often feel a bit like an old-fashioned water-cooler talk where everyone knows who is part Read more about Email is not dead, but the BCC should be.[…]

“It is terrible and sad” to work more than 40 hours a week!

Stress can come in all forms, but it frequently ends up with late nights at the office, a poor diet, and your family and friends not recognizing you anymore.  Listening to Stress in the Workplace podcast is a must! Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founders of Basecamp, believe 40 hours a week is enough to get Read more about “It is terrible and sad” to work more than 40 hours a week![…]

Can differences be valued in an ultra-connected world?

Through my purchase and search history, businesses can recommend what to buy and activities I may be interested in doing. Similarly, social networking sites can recommend groups or people I may want to follow, connect, or friend. But at what cost? It is human nature to seek out people with similar thoughts, as it often Read more about Can differences be valued in an ultra-connected world?[…]

What to do when your industry (and job) are going away.

There have always been jobs that come and go, but it seems like the pace of job and industry turnover is only getting faster. What do you do when your career is not only changing, but your company or industry is going away? Here are three ideas when you are leading a radical job change. What do Read more about What to do when your industry (and job) are going away.[…]

Facebook and the news: Are we blaming the messenger?

Facebook’s trending news topics are a hot topic of conversation, but I can’t help but think we are blaming the messenger, not the message. Saying Facebook is ruining journalism is kind of like saying Microsoft and spell check have ruined my grammar. Sure I could slow down and check the words I mistype, or even open up Read more about Facebook and the news: Are we blaming the messenger?[…]

Bye Bye Barbie: My Leadership Pledge for 2012

Last weekend I took my two sons to see Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3. We don’t let our kids watch too much TV, but they still love Buzz Lightyear and Woody.  And who wouldn’t – spacemen and talking cowboys? Awesome! But my leadership hat came on right after intermission when the heroines of the Read more about Bye Bye Barbie: My Leadership Pledge for 2012[…]