Succession planning is an often-overlooked yet important aspect of talent management. What happens when a high-performing employee, or even an executive, leaves the company? Who moves into that role? What is lost during the transition when no one is in line to move immediately into place? This is the rationale for succession planning – to […]
A majority of working Americans consider their current job “off-course,” according to a new poll. Depending on your company, this could be a sign of dangerous waters ahead. The poll, conducted by Monster.com, reveals that more than 56 percent of respondents consider their current job “not on course at all” with their career visions. For […]
If you want a lesson on how to compete and succeed, look no further than Mariano Rivera, says business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald. If you want a role model for handling success with grace and class, look no further than Mariano Rivera. Dan Oswald, CEO of BLR®, offered his thoughts on what leaders can […]
Could the industry you work in help you find a date? According to a new CareerBuilder® survey, 39 percent of workers said they have dated a coworker at least once over the course of their career. Seventeen percent reported dating coworkers at least twice.
In Behind the Executive Door: Unexpected Lessons for Managing Your Boss and Your Career, author and executive coach Dr. Karol Wasylyshyn advises managers how to deal with the three types of bosses—Remarkable, Toxic, and Perilous.
Traditionally, succession planning focused on an orderly transition at the top of the company. Today, the focus is on dealing with the coming “brain drain” most companies will experience as Baby Boomers begin to retire.
Yesterday, we looked at Dan Oswald’s thoughts on control vs. collaboration. Today, more wisdom from Oswald. He suggests that managers shouldn’t try to have all the answers; the real key to great management is asking the right questions.
One of the reasons I enjoy sports is the human dynamic at work in every sporting endeavor, says business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald. At different times and in different sports, an athlete may do battle with another competitor, the elements, or even with himself and his will. This fascinates me, says Oswald, CEO of […]
Now that the calendar has turned to 2012, employers and employees alike are taking stock. Will the new year bring relief from a long recession? Will layoffs slow down and hiring speed up? Will discontented, overworked employees have a chance to recharge? The answers are specific to individual employers and employees, but survey data provide […]
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. Get Rich Click!: The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet by Marc Ostrofsky. Includes strategies and techniques for the Internet entrepreneur and real-life success stories about people who made […]