I’ve had several occasions over the years when executives have asked me whether the time, effort and dollars invested in leadership development makes as difference. My answer is always a qualified, “Yes”, if the leadership development focus and approach is built from the company’s strategy (and not the latest fad) … Continue reading Leadership Development and Business Performance: Proving the Link
What makes Google the #2 Most Admired Company in Fortune’s 2015 rankings? Does their unique organization culture play a role? Gaining answers to these and other questions was the force behind a Culture Benchmarking Trip to Silicon Valley in which I participated. The purpose of the trip was to unearth … Continue reading Lessons from Google’s High Performance Culture
Yes, generations differ. However, I don’t think that all the hype about Millennials and the differences between generations is all that helpful or meaningful. The Hype: The cited differences between generations are often quite small and the wide range of individual differences within a generation are often ignored; the distributions … Continue reading The Millennial Paradox . . . or Hype?