Category Archives: Leadership Skills

3 leadership red flags Elizabeth Holmes should have raised—and how you can spot them yourself

  By Barbara Kellerman March 12, 2024 Both founders and CEOs have been known to go down in flames. But in the first decades of the 21st century arguably no downfall was as spectacular as that of Elizabeth Holmes. Her story is so singular—her persona so captivating, her rise to fame so striking, and her … Continue reading 3 leadership red flags Elizabeth Holmes should have raised—and how you can spot them yourself

4 ways leaders can better support stressed-out caregivers and working parents

  By Jennifer Cohen February 03, 2024 American mothers are facing an existential crisis. There have never been more of us, yet it doesn’t feel like it’s any easier. There are also nearly 44 million caregivers in this country—a disproportionate number of them women (75%). The tune of their free labor? $470 billion each year, … Continue reading 4 ways leaders can better support stressed-out caregivers and working parents

An 18-point guide to eliminating tension between leadership and employees

  By Featured January 19, 2024 Keeping the peace is important at any time in the work year, and no employee wants to feel a tense buildup in the office. Leadership teams across the board can benefit from guidance on what to stay away from in maintaining equilibrium at work.  To uncover root causes, we’ve … Continue reading An 18-point guide to eliminating tension between leadership and employees

Too many leaders fear their younger coworkers. Here’s what they should do instead

  By Bill Adams January 18, 2024 Retirement just isn’t what it used to be. Many executives 65 and older are choosing to work for longer—and they are being asked to stay. One reason executives are being asked to delay retirement is because companies are afraid of change and they are ill-prepared for change. Retirement-aged … Continue reading Too many leaders fear their younger coworkers. Here’s what they should do instead

How leaders should approach difficult conversations with employees

  By Julia Herbst September 17, 2023 One of the most challenging parts of being a boss—whether you have one direct report or hundreds—is having difficult conversations. Maybe you have an employee who is floundering, or you realize that there’s an unfair pay gap between workers. Maybe you need to be honest about a specific … Continue reading How leaders should approach difficult conversations with employees