Category: Psychology

Suicide Among Execs: Coping with Stress in the C-Suite

The recent, unusual number of suicides by top executives reminds me of how important it is to talk about the dangers of severe stress in the workplace and some steps you can take to manage your own stress. Just consider this (incomplete) list of media coverage: On Tuesday Kate Spade, the founder of fashion line … Continue reading Suicide Among Execs: Coping with Stress in the C-Suite MORE >

Leaders and Unethical Behavior….it could happen to you.

How is it that well-regarded, hard-working, ethical people end up doing the dumbest, most unethical things? How is it that the D.C. Schools Chancellor that violated an ethics policy that he wrote less than a year ago was forced to resign? That in front of Congress, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf seemed oblivious to the … Continue reading Leaders and Unethical Behavior….it could happen to you. MORE >

Can video conferencing lead to less-productive meetings?

Studies say, yes! Sometimes it’s better to do things the old-fashioned way. And surprisingly, this can be true with teleconferencing. In the case of virtual meetings, when conveying emotion and feelings are important, the addition of video can actually get in the way. Insight: This seems counterintuitive, but according to research published in the October … Continue reading Can video conferencing lead to less-productive meetings? MORE >

Meditation is Mental Fitness Training …Enhance Executive Performance

Meditation: A powerful mind-enhancing drug that has no side effects and is completely free “Meditate?” The hard-driving, successful COO looked at me askance and replied to my suggestion, “That’s not for me. I’ve tried it; I hated it; I can’t do it.” As a businessperson, if you find something that will improve your organization’s performance, … Continue reading Meditation is Mental Fitness Training …Enhance Executive Performance MORE >

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 >

Suicide Among Execs: Coping with Stress in the C-Suite

The recent, unusual number of suicides by top executives reminds me of how important it is to talk about the dangers of severe stress in the workplace and some steps you can take to manage your own stress.

Just consider this (incomplete) list of media coverage: MORE >