Unique mixes of backgrounds offer unique challenges. CEOs can’t sit on the sidelines and hope their diverse teams work out their differences on their own. Instead, top executives should take an active role in the breakdown of interpersonal barriers. Leading diverse teams can be a challenging process, but CEOs need to navigate the pitfalls to reap the rewards. … [Read more...] about 3 Hard Truths About Leadership Team Dynamics
“Our thinking is that if you get to know your coworkers and care about them,” Sun maintains, “you work harder to help your friends and are more grateful for the work they’ve done for you.” He says this is also demonstrated in grand gestures, like when one engineer rallied the company to raise money for one of her coworkers (and friend), whose family had been affected by Hurricane Harvey. “I’m willing to go the extra mile on projects,” says Thomas, “because my coworkers are also my genuine friends.” … [Read more...] about Why Is Gratitude So Difficult, Yet Outrage So Easy?
"The transparency [Brunner] champions has created a culture of employees who see the impact their projects and decisions make to the business," said CRO April Downing. "Every employee feels as if they have a seat at the table and a stake in the company's success." … [Read more...] about 4 Remarkable CEOs Who Aren’t What You Expect
I was always super focused on how I could be most effective. Once I had proven myself in one area of my work, I would ask for additional projects. When you do a bit more, and go above and beyond expectations, that’s going to amplify your success. Admittedly, it may be easier to take on different types of work at a smaller company, but anytime you can show you’re interested in the bigger picture and able to do more, it’s a good thing. … [Read more...] about How to get promoted — according to five powerhouse female CEOS
When I was pregnant with my first child, I worried about balancing my life as a thought leader and a thoughtful mother. I wanted to find find a mentor who had done it successfully, so I reached out to a woman who was very, very senior. I shot way above where I had any business asking for help, but if you don’t ask for what you want, you’ll never get it. I wrote to her and said, “You embody what I find to be successful both at work and at home. Could we meet once a month to discuss work and motherhood?” She said yes, and her influence has been one of the greatest in my career. She helped me learn how to be a good mom and a good leader, and not apologize for either of those things. … [Read more...] about Who are you? How 5 female CEOs found their voice (and you can, too)