A recent article by Marcel Schwantes in Inc. Magazine summarizes new research on the key traits of bad bosses. Guess what key trait makes for the worst type of boss? Absentee Leadership Absentee leadership is harder to detect and does not fall into one of the classic leadership patterns considered “bad” for the workplace: the bully,… Read More
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Today I came across a short but interesting article from Harvard Business Review about how effective leaders get honest, critical feedback from their co-workers. The article’s author, Ron Carucci, argues that you don’t need to have a formal 360 evaluation system to get valuable feedback; in fact, the author argues, due to anonymity a 360… Read More
Despite the fact that science has given us robust tools to identify, measure, and evaluate indicators, organizations often make employee evaluation mistakes.
According to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, employer vacation policies are “broken” and “don’t work.” Analysis of Typical Employer Vacation Policies The typical employer policy allows an employee who has accrued paid time off to submit a request for vacation. That employee then has to “cram extra work into the week(s) before… Read More
Recently, Harvard Business Review author Kai Chi Yam published an article entitled, “When Joking With Your Employees Leads to Bad Behavior.” The author’s goal was to understand the impact that a leader’s jokes can have on the behaviors and actions of his/her employees. After conducting lengthy research with workers in the United States and China, the… Read More
According to an article by Daniel Goleman and Richard E. Boyatzis in today’s Harvard Business Review, an employee’s emotional intelligence — often referred to simply as “EQ” or “EI” — is a predictor of success in the workplace. EI contains four different major categories of intelligence: (1) self-awareness, (2) self-management, (3) social awareness, and (4) relationship… Read More
In today’s Harvard Business Review, I came across a good article that discusses practical tips for how to professionally and respectfully terminate a struggling employee. The employee is a good person, and was at one time a productive and positive team member, but things have changed and you now need to part ways. In this… Read More