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Within their company, managers embrace process, seek stability, and instinctively try to resolve problems quickly. By contrast, leaders tolerate chaos and lack of structure, and are willing to delay closure in order to understand issues more fully. This outlines the thinking of Abraham Zaleznik, who wrote a popular article on management and leadership for Harvard… Read more »

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When you’re job hunting, it’s normal to experience stress. But when stress becomes extreme, it can sabotage your search – and even impact your health, if it really gets out of control.

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Is it becoming tougher and tougher to find employees with the right skills for your open positions? You’re not alone. In a recent survey of 600 business executives, 46 percent said they felt skills gaps within their companies had grown over the past two years.

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Some employee turnover is inevitable – but retaining committed, high-performing team members should be your highest business priority. Even the loss of one good individual can be devastating, taking a tremendous financial toll and striking a negative blow to morale.

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When you’re job hunting, you may find advice coming at you from every direction. And while friends, family, and colleagues may mean well, their ideas may not mesh with your unique goals, circumstances and challenges. Worst case: they may even be counterproductive.