Recently, significant controversy and outcry arose when a Google executive lost his job after airing his views on the company's diversity policy. This sparked public debate regarding the benefits and risks of airing personal viewpoints, and the expectation of individual responsibility in regard to protecting corporate reputation. Of course, each industry and company environment is different, but every employee is assumed to be a representative of the organization. Despite the
Even the boss has to worry about fitting in at a new workplace. Jack Griffin, who started Monday as chief executive of Tribune Co.'s newspaper publishing division, expects to get along better than he did at his last corporate position. He was fired in February 2011 after less than six months as CEO of Time Inc., where he aggressively pressed for change. His leadership style "did not mesh" with the Time Warner Inc. unit,... Click to read the rest of this post on wsj.com
It is Monday morning. Women everywhere stare blankly into the closet wishing they could put their weekend yoga pants back on. Now they are one step closer. Click to read the rest of this post on wsj.com
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld famously said, “Ninety percent of the population would rather be in the box than give the eulogy.” Although Seinfeld is an entertainer and not a psychologist, his perspective on the enthusiasm – or lack thereof – most show for public speaking was spot-on. Those who manage to brave the stage or podium, whether by choice or assignment, tend to be fairly uninspiring. In fact, the most common appraisal from colleagues who have listened to another executive
“Only Connect”.– E.M. Forster Networking. Everybody’s doing it: Or should be. Cultivating and maintaining a wide network of personal and professional contacts is a required skill for anyone active in the business world and community environment, and often the foundation for securing new clients, new business, or new careers. In fact, networking has become such a ‘necessary evil’ that many people are offended by the very word. However, when done properly, networking, or simply
Joan Steinberg, Morgan Stanley’s Global Head of Philanthropy, was quoted in The Glass Hammer recently emphasizing the importance of projecting professionalism and leadership when seeking advancement. “You have to be at the next level,” advised Steinberg. “Be the role you want to be, so that it’s easy for others to see you that way,” she said. Click to read the rest of this post on theglasshammer.com.
The numbers speak for themselves. LinkedIn is host to 107 million U.S. users and 332 million worldwide. Twitter boasts 232 million active users, and Facebook enjoys a whopping 1.35 billion postings. In just one year alone, online activity has doubled, from 21.5 to 41.9 billion "actions" online. In the financial industry, LinkedIn had more than 2 million members as of 2013, with two people signing up for a LinkedIn account every second. Click to read the rest of this post on C