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When the boss dates a subordinate, the relationship is never mutual

I was struck by a headline in Monday’s WSJ entitled, Anonymous Email to Visa CEO Led to Top Executive’s Firing. It describes how an email led to an investigation of Jim McCarthy, a senior, high-profile executive at Visa, Inc., who had been involved in romantic relationships with female employees, some of whom worked for him. … Continue reading When the boss dates a subordinate, the relationship is never mutual MORE >

Sexual Harassment: Let Not the Pendulum Swing

Much good can be said about women having the courage to come forward, and finally being believed, about the sexual harassment they have endured. It is not an exaggeration to describe some of it – by Harvey Weinstein, Mario Batali, Matt Lauer – as horrendous. Nearly every day, we hear about congressmen – Al Franken, … Continue reading Sexual Harassment: Let Not the Pendulum Swing MORE >

Managing in a Bubble

Let me begin by saying that I know many superb senior executives who have risen to top leadership not only by virtue of their technical excellence and work ethic, but also because of their capacity to inspire others. These highly intelligent leaders know that retaining talent should be a high priority, and the vast majority of executives strive to create a culture that encourages commitment to the organization. Nonetheless, I know some who manage in a bubble. MORE >

Executive Succession Planning

If you want to build a sky scraper, don’t start by buying a hammer.

The head of HR for a small regional bank called wanting to know the names of the evaluation tools I use to assess leadership.

“Why would you like to know?” MORE >

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