Blog

NEW CHALLENGE FOR LEADERS: A DIFFERENT KIND OF EMPLOYEE

Two recent books are seeking to gauge the impact of the newest generation of employees, who began entering the work force in large numbers this year, and the authors view Generation Z differently. The more troubling take is from Jean M. Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University and author of  “iGen: Why…
Read more

The Perfect Mix

CHEERS: LEARNING GOOD LEADERSHIP FROM BEHIND A BAR Not only might “everybody know your name” at the corner bar, you can pick up some valuable lessons about organizational leadership there as well. That’s the surprising contention of Helen Rothberg, a professor in the management school at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and a leadership consultant,…
Read more

Chicago Cubs and Leadership Insights

You may think baseball’s traditional lovable losers, the Chicago Cubs (at least until last fall’s Word Series victory) have little to do with the kind of leadership you want to bring to your organization. You’d be wrong. So, how did the Cubs use a renewed commitment to leadership principles to break what seemed like a…
Read more

Leading in a Polarized Climate: It Begins Within

Most Americans felt the dust would settle after the election results were finalized and looked forward to things getting back to normal. What we’ve seen though is an increase and escalation in anger, hate speech and divisiveness. Strong polarization is evident not only in the media and our communities, but also in the workplace. From…
Read more