You may have heard that Instagram is experimenting with its functionality. In July the popular social media platform began eliminating likes from posts in seven countries – the U.S. was not one of them – “claiming the feature will help to reduce its associated impacts on mental health and societal pressure.” The experiment hasn’t been running for long, but … Continue reading To Like or Not to Like, the Eternal Social Media Question
I’ve been a bit lax watching my favorite beauty gurus on YouTube lately, but you’d have had to be under a really heavy rock to not hear about the drama between Tati Westbrook and James Charles. Both are big name digital influencers with millions and millions of followers across multiple social media platforms. But as … Continue reading Nice Girls Do Not Always Finish Last, but Bad Boys Can Be Canceled
I don’t feel like talking about diversity in the workplace this week. I’m not upset. Nothing happened. I did some good work this week, and physically I feel fine. I just don’t feel like explaining anything that – to me – should be perfectly obvious, but for one reason or another, isn’t. I’m tired of … Continue reading The Answer Is Not Silence. It’s Engagement
Perfection does not exist. It’s one of those phrases you hear when someone’s trying to self-motivate yet remain realistic in a personal context, but the words have significant meaning for those in the workplace as well. Some might say, “Oh, I want perfectionists on my team. They’re great with details, won’t miss deadlines, and the … Continue reading The Dangers of Being Perfect
One of our keynote speakers was Brigid Schulte, author of “Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time.” A seasoned journalist for the Washington Post, Schulte spoke with refreshing candor about an issue most everyone can relate to – not having enough time.
Schulte presented the issue in a heart wrenching way, however. For her, not having enough time meant more than exposing herself to physically toxic levels of stress. It meant more than struggling to meet an unreasonable and dated perception of the ideal worker – more on that later – for her, not having enough time meant missing out on once in a life time moments with her children.
She described one particular stressed out day – in a loop of stressed out days – where her children wanted her to join them in the yard jumping on their trampoline. She said something like, I’ll be right there – she was working on her very long to do list – and when she looked up again, her children were gone, and it was dark. The moment was also gone, never to return again. Continue reading “Work – and Dated Ideas About Work – Could Kill You #diversityofthought #gender #work”
Trammel should know. His leadership as a CEO has produced successful, nine-figure acquisitions for two Fortune 500 companies. Here’s what the author of “The CEO Tightrope” and current CEO of Khorus, a business management software company, said to keep an eye on if you support those in the top spot.
1.Lack of control and influence. The challenge for CEOs is to have employees do exactly what the CEO would do in any given situation. It’s difficult for CEOs to influence everyone directly once companies reach more than about 25 people. Many struggle with this lack of control, either by micromanaging or taking a hands-off management approach. Continue reading “3 Leadership Challenges to Watch for in 2015 #leadership #power #learning”