How Succession Anxiety Fuels Crisis

How Succession Anxiety Fuels Crisis

The transition from one chief executive officer to another is a high-stakes situation. In the most difficult situations, the outgoing CEO leaves a trail of damaged relationships, financial statements that are suspect, and a sense of relief that they are, at last,...
Resolutions Don’t Resolve Anything

Resolutions Don’t Resolve Anything

We are now just over a week into a new year and, already, many have found their resolve waning. No matter what the resolutions, it takes little time for the barriers that we thought were speed bumps to loom large and cast a shadow that creates doubt. That said, most...
What Verizon’s $4.6B Hit Teaches Us

What Verizon’s $4.6B Hit Teaches Us

Verizon, parent company of Oath, announced that 10,400 employees are accepting a separation package at a total cost of over $1B. They will write-down the value of Oath by $4.6B as part of a re-organization. Using fluent, but vacuous, business-speak, the Verizon chief...
What Terry Gross Knows About Interviewing

What Terry Gross Knows About Interviewing

Nearly every person who conducts interviews for hiring, focuses on the wrong thing. What is that? The questions they will ask. This puts the focus on precisely the wrong person, the interviewer. It often leads to a mechanical interview, distracts the interviewer, and...
Grateful for Opportunity

Grateful for Opportunity

The notion of gratitude is prominent at this time of year, especially in the United States where the Thanksgiving holiday is a widely celebrated secular holiday. It is a favorite of mine and I know many of you gathered with family and friends yesterday to eat, watch...