Why Good Managers Are So Rare

May 15th, 2014

Bad managers cost businesses billions of dollars each year, and having too many of them can bring down a company.  The only defense against this massive problem is a good offense, because when companies get these decisions wrong, nothing fixes it.  Businesses that get it right, however, and hire managers based on talent, will thrive and gain a significant competitive advantage.

Click here for the entire article by Randall Beck and James Harter in the Harvard Business Review.

 

Introvert or Extrovert: What Style is More Likely to Get You a Big Promotion at Work?

May 1st, 2014

Introvert or extrovert: The age-old debate never seems to go away.  Which are you?  And which is better, particularly for advancing your career?

After decades–perhaps even centuries–of asking the question, why is there still no definitive answer?

Because it’s a trick question!

Click here for the entire article by Jeffrey Cohn of Heidrick & Struggles.

 

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