How the Wrong People Get Promoted and How to Change it

May 15th, 2015

Have you ever quit a job just to get away from a bad boss?  If you have, it turns out you’re in sizable company.

According to a April 2015 Gallup study, one in two U.S. workers have at some point in their career felt compelled to make that same difficult choice.

That the business world may be filled with managers who unwittingly drive their people away is at the heart of Gallup’s 50-plus page report “State Of The American Manager: Analytics And Advice For Leaders”.

Click here for the entire article by Mark C. Crowley on Fast Company’s website.


Leapfrog Succession: A New Trend in Appointing CEOs?

May 1st, 2015

Corporate boards of directors are increasingly reaching down below the second layer of management to name new chief executive officers.

By accelerating the promotion of these executives, boards hope that the new CEOs’ ability to understand and act upon signals in today’s unpredictable environment will more than offset their relative inexperience.

Many of these new CEOs were only in their thirties when they were appointed.

Click here to read the entire article by Roselinde Torres, Gerry Hansell, Kaye Foster, and David Baron on the Boston Consulting Group’s website.


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