Our new cohort of Executive MBAs at Smith Maryland are about to start the Executive Coaching part of our program and I am sending them this recent article* from Harvard Business Review to help them make sure they are in the right frame of mind to start the process. But, all of us need to be open to “coaching” whether we have a formal executive coach or not. Our bosses, our … [Read more...] about Are You Coachable?
Research from a new Harvard Business Review article confirms what a lot of us have feared – that the pandemic has made a workplace problem even worse: Burnout. In her February 10 article, author Jennifer Moss reports on a research survey that covered 46 different countries from a wide variety of sectors and jobs. Some of the troubling findings include: *89% said their … [Read more...] about Beating Burnout
The author of a recent article in Harvard Business Review suggests that we are in the midst of an “ethical revolution” in which leaders and organizations are held more accountable for their behavior. We can all be part of this “revolution” by using some of these ideas to help make integrity more than a written code of ethics. *Leadership, Leadership, Leadership. Nothing … [Read more...] about Valuing Integrity
While “embracing diversity” is being promoted broadly as a sound business practice, authors of a recent article in Harvard Business Review point out that it takes more than “add diversity and stir.” Simply employing a more diverse work force is not enough to leverage business results. They suggest that organizations need to develop a “learning-and-effectiveness paradigm” … [Read more...] about Culture is Key to Embracing Diversity
We all want to make better decisions in teams, and here is some new research with on how to do this – based on an article from Harvard Business Review: *Small Teams are Better for Important Decisions. Research from this article suggests that teams of seven or more are more susceptible to confirmation bias. They suggest teams of three – five for important decisions. (This … [Read more...] about Better Team Decision-Making