There’s a phrase going around Silicon Valley: while all of us are in the same storm, we are each in different boats. Individual employees should be given the flexibility to take the time and actions necessary to ensure their health and well-being and that of their family. Since not everyone is equal in the burdens they may be experiencing outside of work, some team members may not be able to do as much, and others may have to pick it up. This is what great teams do, and you should expect it of yours too. … [Read more...] about What would Bill Campbell do?
Ceos who care about employees
Recently, Thrissur-headquartered South Indian Bank hired former ICICI Bank executive Murali Ramakrishnan as its new CEO. Ramakrishnan would be the first MD and CEO of South Indian Bank coming on board from a private sector lender. In the past, the top bosses at South Indian Bank have joined from public sector lenders, chiefly State Bank of India. … [Read more...] about Kerala’s private banks hire top talent, tweak gameplan to gain national focus
I’ve seen it happen at least a dozen times to women who can’t seem to break through the director or senior director level and reach VP or above. While the surrounding circumstances are unique, the context is the same: A talented woman is asking for a promotion. This woman is typically highly valued and well known for her operational excellence. But when the decision comes on whether she’s a fit for the VP role or not, the whispers start: “But she’s not strategic.” And the woman gets passed over. … [Read more...] about Why so many women in tech get told they’re ‘not strategic’