Tag: CEO

Diversity

5 Ways to Build Up Your ‘Diversity Fitness’

For years, technology leaders have been talking about diversity. “Talking” and “doing” are very different things though, evidenced by the fact that most startups are still dominated by white men. Side note: If you’re still not convinced diverse companies perform better, you’ve got some reading to do before going any further. But if you know […]

The Autocratic Advantage: 5 Best Practices for Top-Down Leadership

Randomly pick any book on business leadership styles at a bookstore, and chances are it will sing praises of the democratic, all-inclusive leadership style.  Coercion, dictatorship, and autocracy are bad, it will claim.  Now think about some business leaders that have had the maximum impact on the world in recent years.  Do Steve Jobs, Elon […]

Developing a Leadership Style that Builds Employee Trust

Few things have the potential to motivate and bring about positive change in the workplace as much as trust. It’s the one element that has the ability to improve nearly any relationship for the better, including even the most challenging ones in professional environments. Of course, trust can also seem somewhat elusive. After all, we’ve […]

compensation

HR Professionals: Got a Compensation Question?

For me, one of the neat things about being an editor here at BLR® is the opportunity to interact with HR and compensation professionals on a regular basis. As the comp editor, I’m asked about managing the compensation process and, for the most part, they’re pretty routine queries about things like how to market price […]

4 Tips for Your Compensation Planning from the Banking Industry

It’s no secret that the recession of 2007/08 resulted in an array of new regulations, especially in the financial services arena. Banking, especially, became subject to new regulation intended to avoid the circumstances that originally led to the recession. The regulation doesn’t end with your mortgage loan or bank money market account. We spoke with Kathy Smith, President of Bank Compensation Consulting to find out how the industry’s highly regulated environment has led to creative compensation solutions—many of which can apply to any industry.