This week Walter Isaacson’s book came out, so I wanted to give you my thoughts. The book is a fascinating read, and as I finished I left with a new sense of empathy, respect, and admiration for Elon Musk. Not often do individuals take on enormous role models for billions of people, so I wanted ... Read more»
In this podcast I discuss the continued growth and confusion in the Generative AI market, and explain how the “AI stack” is still immature, making it difficult for application vendors to deliver on the promise quite yet. It means that you, as a business and HR leader, have to focus your imagination on real-world use ... Read more»
In this podcast I describe our newest thinking about talent, leadership, and HR in the Post-Industrial Age. Today’s economy, and all it brings to us in business, jobs, and HR, is very different from the past – and if you understand this new world you see it explains many things:
- Why we have talent shortages
In this podcast I discuss our new research program on Irresistible Leadership, a topic which will be essential in the year ahead. As you’ll hear, I packed the podcast with stories and ideas, but focused my attention on the big narrative: why a new model of leadership is needed in the year ahead. Productivity, ... Read more»
I don’t claim to be a leadership guru, but I’ve had a lot of experience working with senior leaders, studying leadership, running three fast-growing companies, and leading at big companies. Here are my ten principles, and they apply to you – regardless of your level, tenure, or role.
- Believe in the power of every individual
This week is US Thanksgiving, and despite all that’s happened this year I believe we have a lot to be thankful for. So let me give you some thoughts, as we all buckle in for a winter season of pandemic, vaccines, political change, and economic growth.
1/ We all got closer together.
I remember back ... Read more»
The last four years of the Trump Administration have taught a lot about leadership. In this podcast I summarize some of the big lessons and why care, trust, and followership are among the most important leadership qualities of all. I also dig in and explain why PowerSkills represent the leadership behaviors of the future. ... Read more»
We’ve learned a lot of lessons this year. As I’ve been discussing in The Big Reset (detailed research here and here), this year is not just a year of Pandemic, it’s a year for global culture change. And the US election points this out more clearly than ever.
Consider where we’ve been since the ... Read more»
One of the hottest topics in business today is upskilling, reskilling, and redefining jobs for the future of work. It’s so rampant that 34% of CEOs now rate it one of their “top three threats to growth.”
It’s a big and complex topic, and one that I often feel is out of control. Companies ... Read more»
A very interesting Careerbuilder survey just found that the majority of employees do not want to be managers. This research, which surveyed over 3,600 employees, found that only 40% of men and 29% of women aspire to a leadership role (34% overall).
When asked why these people did not aspire to leadership, the #1 ... Read more»
An article in the New York Times today describes Google’s Project Oxygen, a statistics driven research project to study what makes good managers. Google’s People Analytics team apparently studied the attributes of high-performing teams and published the “Eight Habits of Highly Effective Google Managers.” Apparently Google believes that its management style is very unique, so ... Read more»
We recently completed High Impact Talent Management®, a major research study on the business impact of corporate leadership and talent management processes. One of the goals of this research was to understand where organizations could best focus their leadership development and management efforts to drive greatest business results. We call these findings the top 22 high-impact ... Read more»
The Seven Important Elements of Performance Management
Performance management is far more than performance appraisal. In fact, this is probably the last and least important part of the process. As we see it, “performance management” is “management.” It describes the ongoing process between employees and managers which takes place every single day. The seven key ... Read more»