Lots of Men Are Gender-Equality Allies in Private. Why Not in Public?
October 23 | David G. Smith | W. Brad Johnson | Comments (0)
It’s now clear that many men and women in Weinstein’s company and in the film industry knew about these alleged crimes but remained silent, allowing it to continue. How does something like this happen? It happens for some of the same reasons that equal pay, parental leave, and equitable hiring and promotion have stalled in many companies: Women lack genuine male allies in the workplace.
Why Are Startup Founders So Bad at Changing Their Own Companies?
October 23 | Todd Klein | Comments (0)
Company founders would seem to be a natural fit for change management programs. They are persuaders and visionaries who perceive opportunities and seize them quickly. From airlines to autos, and from TVs to taxis, individual entrepreneurs have upended one industry after another. When channeled successfully, these attributes represent the lifeblood of entrepreneurship and market disruption.
Research: Companies Are Less Likely to Hire Current Military Reservists
October 20 | Theodore Figinski | Comments (0)
There is evidence, however, that USERRA may not always be effective. Stories from major news outlets have reported on the difficulty reservists have experienced in finding civilian employment, indicating that employers may be hesitant to hire or invest in employees who might be absent from the workforce for extended and unplanned periods of time.
Three environmental and social issues that can’t be ignored
October 18 | The Conference Board Governance Center | Comments (0)
Climate risk reporting, board diversity, and sustainability reporting are three issues worth keeping an eye on if the 2017 proxy season is any indication of shareholder sentiment.
Nonprofit Board Leadership: A Team Approach
October 17 | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
Leadership succession planning for the position of chair is often a daunting exercise for nonprofit boards. Most nonprofits understand that the position is highly consequential for the strategic and financial success of the organization. Nonprofits will be stronger, however, if the chair is recognized as the leader of the board leadership team, rather than a soloist.
How to Engage the C-suite about Social Media with Authority and Confidence
October 17 | Neville Hobson, Communication Leader, Social Media Leader, Digital Change Agent, Speaker | Comments (0)
“Social media takes time to build,” said one of the participants in the webinar on social media and the C-suite that I co-presented for the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) of The Conference Board earlier this month. It underscores a primary reality for communicators looking to engage their leaders in helping them understand the strategic value of social media in the long term as a legitimate business tool.
On Governance: Proposed Federal Reserve governance guidance: The pendulum swings back (?)
October 16 | Robert Lamm, Senior Fellow, Governance Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In late August, the Federal Reserve proposed changes to its guidance on corporate governance for banking organizations. The proposals suggest a new approach to corporate governance that could extend beyond the banking industry. However, taken as a whole, the proposals strike me as being something of a mixed bag.
How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out
October 15 | Karen Firestone, President and CEO, Aureus Asset Management | Comments (0)
One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders within organizations are about 30% less likely than their coworkers to feel stressed out. As the CEO of a small investment firm, I was surprised by the finding, but as I considered my own leadership style and intraoffice relationships, I concluded that the authors were onto something. Plus, a finding from a 20,000-person survey is probably worth paying attention to.
To Hire Great Coders, Offer Learning, Not Just Money
October 15 | Walter Frick, Editor, Harvard Business Review | Comments (0)
From data scientists to web developers to designers, firms are locked in competition for technical talent. You can’t compete with the likes of Google and Facebook without coders, but if you’re not Google or Facebook, it often seems, you can’t afford them.