In my past life, I graded my success as a leader and business owner by a straightforward metric: retention of my top talent. This year, the number of resignations has thrown me off, as it has many leaders. advertisement advertisement The remote world has rewritten the rules and expectations for employees. If leaders don’t move faster, experiment, and take action to better serve and engage with employees, their ability to hire and retain talent will plummet. Like many people, when COVID hit, I did not like remote work and didn’t foresee it becoming a new way of working. I thrive on energy, the exchange of ideas, and the bustle and buzz of the office. Some of the most innovative ideas, meaningful relationships, and impactful networking started with a coffee talk in the real world. I realized I needed to make more effort to create this happenstance on my team since it was no longer taking place naturally. At first, I took small steps. For example, … [Read more...] about I’ve never met most of my new hires. Here’s how I got to know them better than my office mates
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Brian Klaas is an associate professor of global politics at University College London and a columnist for the Washington Post , where he frequently comments on U.S. foreign policy and democratization. For his latest and fourth book exploring the acquisition and repercussions of power, he traveled around the globe and interviewed more than 500 powerful people—from CEOs to cult leaders—and scoured the world for experts who research power, such as neuroscientists, behavioral economists, and anthropologists. advertisement advertisement Below, Klaas shares five key insights from his new book, Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us . Listen to the audio version—read by Klaas himself—in the Next Big Idea App. 1. Power doesn’t just corrupt—it attracts the corruptible. We’ve all heard Lord Acton’s famous aphorism: power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Lord Acton was correct, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. … [Read more...] about I interviewed more than 500 powerful people—from CEOs to cult leaders. Here’s why second-in-command is better
O n a Monday in April, Shannon Spanhake stood at the front of Cleo’s office as her executive team lined up beside her. It had been only a few months since her parenting benefits startup had raised its latest round of funding—$27.5 million from blue-chip venture capital firm NEA—and Cleo’s CEO and cofounder was telling staff to push harder. A lot harder. The San Francisco-based company’s 50-person workforce needed to spend more time in the office and raise their performance to what she considered “an A-plus-stage appropriate team,” according to four former and current employees who heard the talk. She wanted no complainers. There was not enough hustle and not enough presence at work. One bullet point from the slideshow spelled it out: “Expect to work 50- to 60-hour weeks.” Her presentation got cut short before she could get to the next part. The company’s work-from-home policy was being eliminated. The harangue stunned some of Cleo’s employees, who felt that it flew in the … [Read more...] about Exclusive Investigation: How Lies And a Troubled Workplace Brought Down The Founder Of $115 Million Cleo
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Frankfurt, January 12, 2022 - Last year, the market capitalization of cryptocurrencies reached $3 trillion USD for the first time. At the beginning of the 2021, it was less than $800 billion USD. DeFi now has a total value locked (TVL) of $100 billion USD on Ethereum alone. But NFTs have been the most surprising, flanked by complementary areas like metaverse and GameFi. Who can claim to have foreseen these developments? Looking into the future is notoriously difficult. Nevertheless, we dare to make predictions for the year 2022. It will be exciting to see whether they come true. 1. Bitcoin price reaches $100,000 USD and the crypto asset market grows in breadth and depth Rising inflation rates make scarce assets like Bitcoins (BTCs) increasingly attractive. Bitcoin is not only the oldest, most decentralized, and best-known cryptocurrency - a distinctive feature compared to other cryptocurrencies is its limited supply of 21 … [Read more...] about 10 Predictions For Blockchain, Crypto Assets, DeFi, And NFTs For 2022
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The fact that we are in the grip of a global energy crisis is now beyond doubt. In the UK there are a slew of energy businesses going into administration, and pleas for government bailouts for energy intensive manufacturers. In the domestic economy, there are spiralling numbers of old people who, having survived Covid-19, are forecast to perish unless the winter is exceptionally mild. In recent months, France has seen some of its fastest growing green energy suppliers lose customers at a rapid rate, as the green premium looks increasingly unaffordable. Hydroption, a supplier of low carbon electricity, has been placed under judicial administration after failing to pay its suppliers and debts. India has suffered too, with shortages of coal in the second half of 2021 leading to outages and curbs imposed on energy hungry industries. In China, companies in the industrial heartlands have been told to limit consumption, and … [Read more...] about Will The Energy Crisis Help Clean-Up Bitcoin?
Table of Contents (Quick Navigation) In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. , there will be a hybrid in-person/online event at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at 520 Sixth Street , on the north side of City Hall. At 6:15 p.m. , there will be a celebration video. Jeff Johnson, a long-time resident of Ames, will be the keynote speaker. Johnson is the president and CEO of the Lora and Russ Talbot Endowed Iowa State University Alumni Association. According to a news release, he plans to discuss the impact Dr. King has had on his work and life. Every year we use this time to remember and learn from Dr. King’s legacy,” Vanessa Baker-Latimer, chair of the Ames/Story County MLK Celebration Committee, said in a statement. “While we celebrate Dr. King’s day as a powerful reminder of his teaching, it is our wish that people keep his legacy alive every day.” Related: MLK Day – What’s Open and Closed on MLK Day 2022 Here are 3 Ways To Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day in Ames on Monday