When Leaders Are Hired for Talent but Fired for Not Fitting In

June 16th, 2017

Over and over again, organizations are unable to appoint the right leaders. According to academic estimates, the baseline for effective corporate leadership is merely 30%, while in politics, approval ratings oscillate between 25% and 40%. In America, 75% of employees report that their direct line manager is the worst part of their job, and 65% would happily take a pay cut if they could replace their boss with someone better. A recent McKinsey report suggests that fewer than 30% of organizations are able to find the right C-suite leaders, and that newly appointed executives take too long to adapt.

Click here to read the full article by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Clarke Murphy


“A Friend of a Friend” Is No Longer the Best Way to Find a Job

June 8th, 2017

How do you get a job these days? The answer often involves networking — it isn’t what you know, it’s whom, we’re told. But what does that mean? After all, we’re connected to many people, in countless ways. So who can actually help? What kinds of relationships should we try to use when we are looking for a job?

Click here to read the full article by Ilana Gershon in the Harvard Business Review.


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