It is alarmingly easy to come up with a list of narcissistic CEOs – Donald Trump, the late Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg are the first three that pop into my head, as do an endless number of banking and finance industry executives (full disclosure: I just saw the excellent The Wolf of Wall… Read more »
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As Big Data and technology swoop in to change the face of HR forever, it’s no wonder HR practitioners are having a few nightmares about their future. We’ve identified 5 problem children for the HR industry this year:
“You don’t have to be a total narcissist to be a successful executive – but a solid dash of ego can help,” Rachel Feintzeig, a management reporter for the Wall Street Journal, writes in WSJ’s At Work blog. And she’s right. Citing sources from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Nebraska at… Read more »
Here’s a little punk-rock music history for you:
For me, nothing is better than a good Bill Murray movie – especially the underappreciated 1981 classic Stripes. In case you aren’t familiar, here is the plot synopsis on Rotten Tomatoes.
Hiring managers live in the most technologically advanced age yet. We’ve gone digital – our complete work and life experience all neatly splayed out on LinkedIn and Facebook. So why has recruitment not progressed beyond the interview? In his latest blog for The Guardian, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic offers 4 reasons the digital age has yet to… Read more »
I can think of few more noble/worthy causes than breaking the cycle of poverty through improving childhood educational outcomes. Here in Oklahoma, much of that work is being done through an organization called Tulsa Educare, a research-based program that brings the best early childhood practices to underserved and at-risk populations. Tulsa Educare is the first… Read more »
What do Ron Johnson, Robert Nardelli, and Jack Griffin all have in common? All are smart, talented individuals who were hired to repair struggling companies and failed. Each shared a common thread: their ability to lead was undermined by a misalignment of values.
The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology posed this question using standard game theory – strategic decision making – in a recent social experiment. In the experiment, two people interact, each with the option of competing or cooperating. If both cooperate, both win; if one competes while the other cooperates, the selfish person wins… Read more »